Acting Health Minister Suprun calls for tougher responsibility for refusal of vaccines

12:43, 19 January 2018
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Acting Health Minister of Ukraine Ulana Suprun calls on the Verkhovna Rada to toughen the responsibility for parents who refuse vaccines for their children, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"We need your help for the next steps. The first is to amend the laws of Ukraine regulating vaccination and strengthen the responsibility for refusal of vaccines, as it is done throughout the civilized world," Suprun said during a Q&A session in the Verkhovna Rada on Friday, January 19.

Read alsoMeasles virus gets to Poland as six Ukrainian workers admitted to hospital - mediaShe added that the government would prepare and submit the amendments to the legislation.

In addition, she called for the adoption of a new national immunization program, prepared by the Ministry of Health.

"Due to the moratorium on new programs, we are not allowed to apply and there is no funding for the new program. I ask you to support the new immunization program," Suprun told in parliament.

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