Vaccination policy

In Czech Republic immunisation is mandatory against 9 (nine) diseases:

  • diphtheria (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • tetanus(6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • pertussis (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • poliomyelitis (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • haemophilus influenzae tybe B (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • hepatitis B (6 doses at 2, 3, 4 and 10 months, and between 5 and 6 plus 10 and 11 years, Infanrix Exa and Exacima)
  • measles (2 doses at 15 months and between 21 and 23 months, Priorix, Priorix-tetra that includes chickenpox is recommended)
  • mumps (2 doses at 15 months and between 21 and 23 months, Priorix, Priorix-tetra that includes chickenpox is recommended)
  • rubella (2 doses at 15 months and between 21 and 23 months, Priorix, Priorix-tetra that includes chickenpox is recommended)

Not only religion, but also freedom of conscience in the broadest sense can be a reason for parents to refuse the mandatory inoculation of their child, the Czech Republic’s Constitutional Court said in a ground-breaking ruling on January 2016. The decision concerned parents who were recently fined for having refused to inoculate their child on the ground of possible health complications.

School

Unvaccinated children in Czech Republic are not allowed in nurseries, preschools and kindergardens. If kindergarten accept unvaccinated child, it can be fined up to 18.500 Euro (500.000 Czk). Public health authorities provide often incorrect legal information to doctors and kindergarten directors who are under big pressure.

Adverse event following immunisation public reporting system

There is no law which regulates responsibility for vaccine injury. Ministry of health is now preparing a law to regulate vaccine injury compensation. Vaccination was very discussed topic in 2015 on Czech media, because the public health law was amended. The amendments will came into force on December 1st, 2015. Unfortunately no positive changes were adopted and the vaccination is still mandatory. During the legislation process a group of active parents met the deputies and senators of the Czech parliament and discussed mandatory vaccination. They managed to convince some parliament members about voluntary vaccination. Parents also convinced lot of PMs, that kindergartens should be opened even for unvaccinated children. Unfortunately, most PMs followed the Ministry of health belief in mandatory vaccination and school attendace policy. The public health law then underwent minor changes only. Report adverse events here.

Who we are

The EFVV (European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance) is an alliance of member-organisations and individual members from 25 European countries.  Our member-organisations consist of consumer groups and pro-choice groups whose members in turn include medical professionals and scientists. Their combined memberships exceed 100,000. We call on all Europeans to stand together in a demand for a united vaccination policy based on freedom of choice and informed consent.  We believe that mandatory vaccination is not only a serious risk but a violation of human rights and dignity.  We therefore demand transparency and caution as well as recognition and concern for the many vaccine-injured in Europe and beyond.

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