Constitutional Court to deliberate vaccination controversy

The Constitutional Court is to review two laws which ban children who have not been vaccinated against serious vaccine-preventable diseases from attending pre-school facilities. The law on public health stipulates that in order to protect others these institutions can only enrol children who have the shots recommended by the national immunization schedule. The court is to deliberate the matter on the grounds of a complaint from parents who feel that this is discriminatory. An increasing number of parents are refusing to get their children vaccinated on the basis of studies which suggest this could put them at risk.