The Galician Government already has the legal backing to demand the complete schedule of vaccines for children who are enrolled in nursery schools from 0 to 3 years old that are their competence. The report of the Legal Department of the Xunta de Galicia underlines that "in this case, the priority is protection of the health of minors, as recognized in article 43 of the Spanish Constitution, and that the ideological, religious or religious freedom of families is not violated in any way, "according to the Consellería de Política Social.
The autonomous department on which public children's schools depend must now establish whether to introduce the requirement and the next course. Counseling sources explain that this decision has not yet been taken but it will be done imminently, since the call for places is usually made public in March.
The jurists of the Xunta support the requirement of vaccination to access a nursery school based on judgments of the higher courts of justice of Catalonia and La Rioja, among others. The report claims that the requirement is already in force for years in Extremadura and Castilla y León and cites the examples of France and Italy, which "introduced this duty over the last few years." In addition to mentioning the case of the Netherlands for "being studying doing it", it includes the approval that the measure has received from the Central Commission of Deontology of the Collegial Medical Organization and the Galician Network of Pediatric Research.
The Ministry of Social Policy stressed this Wednesday in a statement that the goal of introducing this requirement in the enrollment of public nursery schools "is advance in the awareness of mothers and fathers on the need to immunize their daughters and sons against possible infections. " "It is about ensuring the common good of minors protecting them from any disease and guaranteeing the immunity of the group," adds the regional department.
The Spanish Association of Pediatrics (AEP) has supported the decision of the Xunta but has warned that it is only a gesture since the percentage of Spanish children from 0 to 3 years who meet the vaccine schedule is almost 100% and in compulsory education stages, this requirement could not be implemented because vaccination in Spain is voluntary.