Parents will not be fined for refusing to vaccinate their children in Russia. The Ministry of Health refused the corresponding initiative, reports TASS on Tuesday, October 3.
“Of course, we talked about the fact that there are different experiences in the world, including the ruble punishment [for refusing to be vaccinated],” said the head of the department, Veronika Skvortsova. - But the fact is that we cannot punish children through the parents. This is a mechanism that may not work at all the way it should theoretically work."
Instead, health workers will become more active in educating these families.
On September 17, it was reported that the Ministry of Health proposes to change the conditions of insurance of citizens for refusing to vaccinate children, since the department cannot directly oblige them. “For example, if a child gets sick through your fault, you refused to vaccinate him, maybe it makes sense that the sick leave was paid to you differently from everyone else,” said Skvortsova.
The Minister stressed that Russia is a leader in technologies for the development of new vector vaccines and their quality is at a high level, and side effects are extremely rare.