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Man seeks court order for daughter to get COVID-19 vaccination after ex-wife opposed jab

Man seeks court order for daughter to get COVID-19 vaccination after ex-wife opposed jab

File photo of a healthcare worker preparing a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Singapore. (File photo: Jeremy Long)

SINGAPORE: A man has filed a court application to pave the way for his 16-year-old daughter to get the COVID-19 vaccination, after his ex-wife, who shares joint custody of the teen, opposed the jab.

The parties involved in the case cannot be named as the child is a minor.

The man is seeking a court order to allow his daughter to be vaccinated, and for his ex-wife to bear the cost of his application.

The man, a Singapore permanent resident, and the Singaporean defendant were married in 2003 in Singapore.

He applied for a divorce in 2015 after living apart from his spouse for three years, and the couple were granted joint custody of their daughter under the terms of the interim judgment.

He has since remarried.

The man, who is vaccinated, claims that his ex-wife is strongly opposed to allowing their daughter to be vaccinated. However, he wishes for his daughter to get the jab, and claims she also wants it.

Unable to resolve the matter, he turned to the court. He is represented by lawyer Chung Ting Fai.

Editor's note: This story has been edited to remove information that is not reportable under court rules.

Source: CNA/ll

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