Bid to limit access to Polish preschools for unvaccinated kids
PR dla Zagranicy
A bill which aims to limit access to preschools and kindergartens for children who have not been vaccinated against diseases such as measles has been filed to the Polish parliament.
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Poland's health inspectors have said that measles is on the rise nationwide, with 79 new cases reported in the central Mazowieckie province alone since October 10.
The bill has been filed by a group of citizens and is supported by the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists, according to Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.
The chamber’s head, Andrzej Matyja, was quoted by IAR as saying that “the admission of unvaccinated children to educational facilities is a risk to those vaccinated, and especially to those children who cannot be vaccinated due to various medical reasons.”
Robert Wagner, who is part of the group which submitted the bill, said that access to pre-schools would not be limited for children who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
Polish Senate Speaker Stanisław Karczewski said he needed to “analyse the bill more carefully” before granting his full support, adding that “everything we do in order to encourage vaccinations is good for society.”
Polish health inspectors have urged parents to vaccinate children against measles and other diseases, including mumps and rubella.