Jersey lawyer says families who disagree on vaccines for 12-15 year-olds could go to court

  • Report from ITV Channel TV's Alex Spiceley

A Jersey lawyer is warning that families who disagree on whether to have the Covid vaccine could end up in court.

Since the vaccine was rolled out to 12-15 year-olds in Jersey at the end of last month, 600 young people have had the jab.

Currently children need the consent of their parent or guardian to have it.

Family lawyer Rose Colley says if mediation does not work then people could find themselves in court.

Around 4,000 people within the age group are yet to book their vaccine.

Dr Ivan Muscat is encouraging islanders to get the jab as its benefits outweigh the risks.