A Chicago judge has reportedly restricted a mother’s parental rights, requiring her to get vaccinated against Covid-19 if she wants to see her 11-year-old son in person. The woman said she plans to appeal the ruling.
The unusual ruling occurred during an August 10 child support hearing via Zoom. Firlit, who has been divorced for seven years, shares custody of her son with her ex-husband. The court proceedings took an unexpected turn after Judge James Shapiro asked her whether she had received a Covid-19 jab.
Firlit said she had not been inoculated yet, explaining that she was hesitant because she had suffered from adverse reactions to vaccines in the past.
Shapiro then ordered that Firlit not be allowed to see her son in person until she gets vaccinated.