For the European Court of Human Rights the mandatory vaccinations “Can be considered necessary in a democratic society“. The Strasbourg judges established this in a historic ruling that started with an appeal by some families in the Czech Republic against the vaccination obligation imposed by the state. The ruling establishes that the country’s health policy has been consistent with The “best interests” of children and has not violated the right to respect for private life.
The appeal was made against legislation concerning “i vaccines administered against childhood diseases well known to medical science ”, such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hemophilic influenza type b infections, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella and – for children with specific health claims – pneumococcal infections. But for experts, the ruling could also have implications in a possible one mandatory vaccination policy against Covid.
In Italy, the government introduced the‘obligation for all health professionals to vaccinate against Covid-19, with the decree approved by the council of ministers on 1 April. The measure also introduced a series of sanctions, from transfers to the suspension of salary, for those who belong to this professional category and refuse to be vaccinated.
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