Covid-19: Brazil’s Rio orders vaccination for all city employees and outsourced staff

In the event of unjustified refusal, workers could suffer sanctions from the municipal administration.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The City Hall detailed in a decree published in the Municipal Gazette that "vaccination against Covid-19 is mandatory for all municipal civil servants and employees, as well as service providers directly and indirectly outsourced by the Municipal Public Administration's bodies and entities."

In addition, the municipal government stated that "the refusal, without just cause, to be vaccinated against Covid-19 represents a breach of discipline, liable to sanctions."

Municipal Health Secretary Daniel Soranz confirmed mandatory vaccination for municipal workers. "It is very important that workers be vaccinated," he said, adding that those who fail . . .

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