Wednesday, October 20

Vaccine against the coronavirus: the Supreme Court of Brazil endorses mandatory immunization

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In Brazil there have been massive tests of foreign vaccines.

In Brazil, no one will be forced to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, but not doing so may have consequences.

The Supreme Court of the South American country almost unanimously endorsed the mandatory nature of vaccination and that national, state and local authorities can sanction to the citizens who decide not to be immunized.

Among the “indirect measures”, exemplified a minister, the local authorities could prohibit the entrance to restaurants if they do not have a card as a means of proof.

The ruling was rejected by the president Jair Bolsonaro, who said that his government will not take coercive measures: “This is not Venezuela, it is not Cuba,” he said.

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