Majority of Public Is against Medical Prescriptions to Vaccinate Children

Information was provided by the Ministry of Health at a hearing on the topic

The public survey carried out by the Ministry of Health pointed out that most people were against requiring a medical prescription to vaccinate children. About 100,000 people gave their opinion. Rosana Leite de Melo, the Ministry of Health Covid-19 secretary announced this in a public hearing this Tuesday (4). "We had 99,309 people who participated in this short period of time in which the document was for public consultation, most of which agreed with the non-compulsory nature of vaccination and the prioritization of children with comorbidities. Most were against the mandatory nature of medical prescriptions," said Rosana.

The intention of the ministry is to recommend that children aged 5 to 11 years are vaccinated against Covid-19, provided that upon presentation of a medical prescription and parental consent. The final document will be released this Wednesday (5). Entities that spoke about the matter at the public hearing this Tuesday were also against the medical prescription. Among them are the National Council of Health Secretaries, National Council of Municipal Health Secretaries, Federal Council of Medicine and Brazilian Society of Infectology.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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