Romanian SocDem leader expresses “reservation” over compulsory vaccination project

Romanian SocDem leader expresses “reservation” over compulsory vaccination project

Liviu Dragnea, the president of the Social-Democratic Party (PSD) and of the president of the Chamber of Deputies, said he had “great reservations” about the Health Ministry’s draft law on vaccination, News.ro reported.

“I have great reservations about compelling, about it being compulsory,” Dragnea said, quoted by News.ro.

The draft law, currently under public debate, stipulates that children can join a school group only after showing documents that they have been given the compulsory vaccination shots. Parents need to take up written responsibility for refusing the vaccination of their children. When parents refuse to vaccinate their children, the concerned institutions can be called in “to establish bad treatment of a minor by their parents or legal guardians in case the minor is turning 3 and has not yet received the compulsory vaccines for their age,” according to the same project.

Romania has been experiencing a measles outbreak, one of the largest in Europe, and reported over 3,400 cases and 17 deaths between January 2016 and March 10 of this year.

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