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Government Considering Mandatory Vaccines For Children

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:27 PM - 26 Apr 2019



The government is considering mandatory vaccines for children.

The Health Minister has written to the Attorney General this week seeking legal advice.

It comes due to a rise in the anti-vax movement.

New figures from UNICEF show the number of measles cases in Ireland jumped by more than 200% in the space of a year.

The rise is being blamed on misinformation and scaremongering on social media.

Health Minister Simon Harris says the government's considering mandatory vaccinations in order to protect children:

There is something irresponsible and against the public good sending an unvaccinated child into into a school, creche or public place where they could make other children sick.

The government will be looking at how other countries deal with the issue of unvaccinated children attending school.



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