Brazil’s Supreme Court Decides Covid-19 Vaccine Can Be Compulsory

The Federal Supreme Court (STF) decided on Thursday that vaccination against Covid-19 could be compulsory in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Supreme Court (STF) justices decided on Thursday that vaccination against Covid-19 can be made compulsory in the country.

By ten votes to one, the STF considered that vaccination is mandatory "but not forced," because, according to the Court's perspective, the individual decision of each individual should not override the collective health of the country as a whole.

In practice, this means that no one will be forced or coerced into being immunized, but could suffer restrictive measures under laws introduced by federal, state and municipal governments, should they fail to comply. These . . .

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