Women with dementia who oppose the vaccine should not get jabs, judge rules

Judge Hayden was told that a woman, a former secretary of a factory in London, has long opposed the vaccine and needs to be detained before receiving an injection. The judge concluded that vaccination was not in her best interests. ..

He was told on Friday that much of the cognitive function of women had disappeared after hearing evidence at an online hearing in a protection court examining issues related to those who lacked the mental ability to make decisions. It was.

A lawyer appointed to represent a woman who has never been married and has no children asked him to make a decision on vaccination.

Having heard evidence from health staff and care home managers, Hayden said media reports could not identify the woman.

The social welfare boss in London borough, Richmond, is responsible for her welfare.

The judge said the evidence showed that she had long opposed the vaccine and needed to be suppressed or sedated before receiving the injection.

He said he wasn’t attracted to either option.

“She undoubtedly resists any detention, which will create traumatic and disturbing scenarios for her, for her caretakers, and for other residents,” Hayden said in a ruling. Stated.

“Most of her cognitive function may have disappeared, but her autonomy and her own sense of it continue.”

The London-based judge, who also oversees hearings in the family division of the High Court, added: “Ultimately, in my judgment, it needs to be respected and ultimately decisive.”

Brian Farmer