Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Force Parents to Vaccinate Their Children

Justice Luís Roberto Barroso noted that the case involves defining the boundaries of the relationship between the state and the family in ensuring the health of children and adolescents.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) will decide whether parents may refrain from vaccinating their underage children on the basis of philosophical, religious, moral, and existential convictions. Unanimously, the Court recognized the existence of a general interest case, and the decision will become binding precedent in all future cases involving the issue. There is no indication of when the case will be heard by the court.

Commenting . . .

To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?