State deputy Débora Menezes (PL) presented last Thursday (2) a Bill to veto the mandatory vaccination against Covid-19, for children from zero to five years of age.
Among the justifications, the deputy points out that although immunization is made as a form of recommendation, the practice is compulsory. “It can impose restrictive measures on citizens who refuse vaccination, such as fines, being prevented from attending certain places, enrolling in schools, among others.”
“It is the parents’ responsibility to decide whether or not their children aged between 0 and 5 will receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Therefore, it is not sensible to require such young children to be exposed in this way in order to attend places such as schools, for example”, highlighted the parliamentarian.
The parliamentarian argues that the project is not against childhood immunization, but rather a possible defense of freedom of choice for parents or legal guardians. In the text of the PL, the deputy points out the end of the Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organization, declared on May 5, 2023 and that after the fact, there was no discussion for vaccination to be carried out as a choice, pointing out alleged side effects that the Covid-19 immunization vaccine could cause.
“In view of the various reports of serious side effects in adults and adolescents, and those actually registered in official health bodies, it is not a frivolous concern for parents and guardians about the risks of immunization for Covid-19 for children aged zero to five years. of age, that once, in the absence of collective risk, the individual right enshrined in the 1988 Federal Constitution must be reestablished.” reports in an excerpt from the Bill.
Now filed, Bill No. 1026 of 2023 is being processed in the Legislative Assembly of Amazonas (Aleam) and will be submitted to parliamentarians for analysis and voting.