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A man with severe learning difficulties should have a Covid-19 vaccine, despite his family’s objections, a judge ruled.
Specialists said the man, who is in his 30s, was “clinically vulnerable” and in a “priority group” for vaccination.
But the man’s parents objected and raised a number of concerns about alleged side-effects.
Judge Jonathan Butler agreed with NHS Tameside & Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group that vaccination was in his best interests.
The judge, who is based in Manchester, considered the case at a hearing in the Court of Protection, where issues relating to people who lack the mental