Can a relative use their Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to override the wishes of our elderly care home resident, who doesn’t want a Covid-19 booster jab?

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Can a relative use their Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to override the wishes of our elderly care home resident, who doesn’t want a Covid-19 booster jab?

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When it is established that a care home resident lacks mental capacity to make a decision about whether to have the booster jab, healthcare providers and family members have, in most cases, the ability to make a best interests decision for them.

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