Health activists have requested the Government of Uganda to remove the mandatory vaccination for children from the Public Health Amendment Bill.
The Bill was tabled before Parliament on 3rd February by the Health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng.
The Bill includes the non-consent of parents when vaccinating their children. This means that children aged between 5 and 11, will be vaccinated without the consent of their parents/guardians, which health activists are against.
However, Last week during a press briefing, The Health Minister Dr Ruth Aceng , said they will be procuring the Pfizer paediatric dose which is safe for use in children.
A one lawyer, Mr Simon Senyonga, said the law takes away the parent’s right to choose whether to vaccinate their child or not.
He also that added “schools are being pushed into a social contract with the government to ensure that they comply and yet should your child suffer side effects, you can’t sue government, school and manufacturer of the vaccine because of the nature of contacts the government signed.”