The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) backed the rules of Czech banning children who haven’t been inoculated against COVID-19 from going to school.
The judges backed the Czech legislation by 16 to 1.
“The… measures could be regarded as being ‘necessary in a democratic society,” the court said.
“The objective has to be that every child is protected against serious diseases, through vaccination or by virtue of herd immunity,” the court added.
Under the Czech rules, parents are legally obliged to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 unless it cannot be possible due to health reasons.
The case was brought to ECHR by the Czech parents who were fined or whose children were refused entry to pre-schools because they had not been vaccinated.