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Ukraine to impose compulsory vaccination against coronavirus in educational institutions and for officials

Compulsory vaccination in Ukraine: Ministry of Health willimpose it for officials and in educational institutions. Photo: UNIAN

Compulsory vaccination in Ukraine: Ministry of Health willimpose it for officials and in educational institutions. Photo: UNIAN

In Ukraine, mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 will be imposed for officials and employees of educational institutions. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said this at a meeting on September 22, adding that this would happen in accordance with the Ministry of Health order.

"We propose to start imposing mandatory preventive vaccinations against COVID-19, in particular for employees of educational institutions, ministries and other central executive authorities and their structural units, as well as local state administrations."

Viktor Lyashko

Viktor Lyashko

Chief Sanitary Doctor

According to Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko, the law on protecting the population from infectious diseases provides that employees of various professions, industries and organizations, whose activities may lead to the infection of these workers or the spread of infectious diseases by them, are subject to mandatory preventive vaccinations against the corresponding infectious diseases.

He also added that the European Court of Human Rights recently confirmed that compulsory vaccination is legal and may be necessary in democratic societies and does not contradict the conventions for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Context. The government started talking about compulsory vaccination in Ukraine back in the summer. Earlier it became known that the country plans to introduce a regulation on compulsory vaccination of 80% of the staff in the "yellow" and "orange" quarantine zones.

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