The Covid-19 vaccine is currently being rolled out across the country, with the government identifying key vulnerability groups to vaccinate first. This includes many people who lack mental capacity to understand what Covid-19 is and whether or not they should have the vaccination. This depends on a number of factors, including their health, beliefs and values. If, therefore you are acting on behalf of such an individual as their attorney named in a registered Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) it is important that you understand what is involved in making a best interest decision for the incapacitated individual. This must be in accordance with Section 4 The Mental Capacity Act, involving all those responsible with the care, health and welfare of the individual concerned working/agreeing together.
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