High Court judge orders vegan mum to vaccinate her sons 4 years ago

High Court judge orders vegan mum to vaccinate her sons

A mum in the UK has been ordered to have her sons vaccinated for their own health and the wellbeing of the general public.

High Court judge Mark Rodgers has told a vegan mum that she must comply with an order from the Court of Protection to have her children vaccinated, the Daily Mail reports.

The mother, who cannot be named, said that she is so opposed to vaccinations and medicines that she won’t even give her children paracetamol,

"Their bodies are as free of toxins as I can possibly make them."

Judge Rodgers stated that the mum had attempted to get a medical expert to appear in court to support her views, but could not find anyone willing to do so. The judge ruled that the two boys, who are aged four and two, must be vaccinated for their own sake and for the wellbeing of the general public,

"I am truly sorry that the mother will regard the decision as wrong, but my objective duty is clear. I have serious concerns as to her ability to look objectively and even-handedly."

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The children's mother informed the court that her eldest son had suffered with eczema, cradle cap, and a cough as a result of some previous vaccinations that he'd had. She also claimed that vaccines would put her children at risk and go against her beliefs as a vegan,

"What I have learned simply is that, yes, vaccines do work some of the time, but there is a definite risk with vaccination. The vaccine manufacturers have cited that vaccines are 'unavoidably unsafe'.

There is a very rare risk that either of the children will ever catch one of the diseases listed in this report. Both children are thriving and have strong immune systems which definitely helps in protecting them from diseases.

No vaccine is vegan. No doctor will criticise the actions of a vaccine or he or she will be afraid of losing their job. It is not natural to be injected with metal elements and as a vegan it goes against my beliefs for my children to be injected with something that is grown on animal cells or something that has been tested on animals."

However, the boys' father asked the court to order that both children should have all routine childhood vaccinations.

Judge Rogers’s ruling was made in December and published yesterday. The court order means that both children will be vaccinated against diseases including diphtheria, polio, meningitis, measles, mumps and rubella as they reach the appropriate ages.

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