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Controversial Czech Vaccination Amendment Withdrawn

The Czech Ministry of Health recently withdrew a controversial amendment to the public health law after receiving an open letter from NGOs. In the letter, the organizations said they're trying to stop the introduction...

by The League of Human Rights
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The Czech Ministry of Health recently withdrew a controversial amendment to the public health law after receiving an open letter from NGOs. In the letter, the organizations said they're trying to stop the introduction of "violent health care" and specifically targeted the controversial amendment allowing vaccinations of children without parents' consent (or even despite their dissent). The Minister of Health’s chief hygienist originally introduced this amendment to the act, but the ministry agreed to withdraw it from parliamentary debate after receiving the letter from NGOs.