Bolsonaro Wants to Require Parental Consent and a Doctor's Prescription to Vaccinate Children

The President said that he has already given a "guideline" on the subject to the Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga'

President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) said he asked the Health Minister, Marcelo Queiroga, to require that parents and guardians of children under 12 sign a term of responsibility to vaccinate their children, in addition to requiring a medical prescription. The statement was given this Sunday (19) to supporters and local media that accompanied the president in Praia Grande, on the south coast of São Paulo.

Bolsonaro has been staying at the Forte dos Andradas transit hotel since Friday (17th), located in Guarujá, a neighboring municipality. "We worked all day yesterday [Saturday]. I started at 3:30 in the morning, at 4:00 am I called Queiroga and gave him the guideline. Obviously, he is the one who makes the decision because he is the team doctor. He will go through Health," explained.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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