Tag: vaccination
Macedonia 10.09.19 | 20:38

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children sue the healthcare and education ministers

An association of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children initiated a lawsuit in front of the Administrative Court against the order by healthcare and education ministers Venko Filipce and Arbr Ademi, who ban their children from attending public schools. The constitutional right of these children...

Macedonia 07.06.19 | 22:42

Parents who refuse vaccination send a list of demands to Minister Filipce

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children met with top Government officials including Prime Minister Zoran Zaev yesterday, and came out with a list of demands which they say would improve trust in the vaccination process. In a letter to Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, the parents demand that...

Macedonia 14.05.19 | 17:47

Government orders schools not to enroll unvaccinated children

The Government made a definite decision that only children who have received all planned vaccines will be allowed to enroll in the public elementary school system. Vaccination rates have plummeted as public trust in the safety of vaccines was eroded, in part due to actions by the Healthcare Ministry....

Health 23.04.19 | 15:10

12,468 children aged up to 14 years vaccinated in Skopje

12,468 children aged up to 14 years were vaccinated of 16,361 unvaccinated children in Skopje. In the remaining public health centers across the country, 7,776 children of 26,495 unvaccinated children were vaccinated. Only with a vaccination rate of over 95 percent, will we provide collective immunity...

Health 19.04.19 | 11:11

Medical teams set to start on-site vaccination

Medical teams are set to start on-site vaccination in primary and secondary schools on Friday, after a measles outbreak was declared on the entire territory of Macedonia. Education Minister Arber Ademi said Thursday that it is necessary to take measures in order not to compromise public health because...

Macedonia 04.04.19 | 13:09

As trust in the healthcare system erodes, parents demand vaccines are made optional

An association of parents petitioned the Parliament to amend the law on healthcare and to make vaccination optional. The parents say that they are not anti-vaxxers, but are concerned about the quality and safety of vaccines available in Macedonia. We demand that parents have the right to choose whether...

World 20.03.19 | 17:21

Italian politician who opposed mandatory vaccinations contracts chickenpox

An Italian politician who opposed mandatory childhood vaccinations was recently hospitalized with chickenpox. Massimiliano Fedriga, who is part of the far-right League party, was under observation for four days earlier this month after getting chickenpox, according to local news reports. It’s an ironic...