Application by the P's daughter seeking a declaration that it would not be lawful or in her best interests to administer her mother with a vaccine against Covid-19, or indeed, any other vaccine, on the basis that to do so would be contrary both to her best interests and to what the daughter contended would be her wishes.
The P lived in a care home and had done for the last 10 years. All the residents and staff of the care home had received the Covid-19 vaccine but the P's daughter told them that her mother was not to receive it because of the daughter's concerns about the speed at which the vaccine had been developed and approved, amongst others. The court had to decide whether the P should have the vaccine or not.
The court concluded that the risk to the P's life and health, if she were not to have the vaccine, would be unacceptably high and that it was in her best interests to receive it.
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