COVID and Vaccines: What Happens When Parents Disagree on What’s Best for their Child?

Barry Law: Child & Family Law Journal

There is a sub-group of parents within the United States that believe that vaccinations can lead to further medical complications (such as autism). This sub-group has been dubbed by society as “anti-vaxxers.” With the recent release of the COVID-19 vaccination, an interesting question arises for this group: will they allow your child to receive the COVID vaccine?

According to the CDC, the COVID-19 vaccine does not contain the live virus, so unlike the flu vaccine, this one cannot make you sick.1 The CDC also states that the vaccine does not change or interact with your DNA in any way—a concern that many anti-vaxxers share with the common vaccines given to children throughout their early years.2 A small number of people have had a severe allergic reaction after vaccination, but the typical side effects including “pain or swelling at the injection site, a headache, chills, or fever.”3


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