Two people have brought an action to the High Court seeking orders which would prevent the State from giving Covid-19 vaccines to children aged between 5 and 11 years, until, they say, such time as full disclosure of any alleged risks are made to the public.
Limerick woman Sharon Browne, and David Egan, a data analyst from Galway, sought orders against Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, the HSE, an Taoiseach Micheál Martin, and former Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
They claim that the alleged harm being caused by the vaccines breaches the Irish constitutional right to bodily integrity, and say they seek the injunction to protect the rights of children.
The State and the HSE deny the claims of harm made in the action.
Ms Browne claims that her mother died in 2021 from the adverse effects of the Covid-19 vaccine, which has left her family devastated.
Mr Egan, who is a disability rights worker, told the court that he has gathered medical and statistical evidence from around the world to prove his assertions that the vaccines are harmful. Neither of the two applicants were legally represented.
Both claim to be have brought their action out of their concerns for younger and vulnerable people- and they sought protective costs orders from the Court, saying they are taking the case in the public interest. This would mean they would not have to pay any legal costs even if their action was unsuccessful.
The case was briefly before Mr Justice Brian O’Moore yesterday, who adjourned the case in order to a date in December.
The High Court has been asked to make orders preventing the State from administering Covid-19 vaccines or booster shots to children aged between five and 11 years of age until "full information" about any alleged risks is made available to the public. https://t.co/rjtgBa7g1t pic.twitter.com/LGqtQPMNXj
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