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Uruguay will resume vaccination of minors after the decision of the Court of Appeal

MONTEVIDEO, July 26 (EFE) — Uruguay will resume vaccination against Covid-19 for people under the age of 13 after a Court of Appeals struck down a first-instance decision in which a magistrate by a lawyer Vaccination was suspended after making room for the protection presented. ,

On Tuesday, the South American country’s Public Health Minister Daniel Salinas gave this information in a publication on his Twitter account.

Minutes later, the deputy minister, Jose Luis Satjian, announced using the same social network that vaccination of children aged 5 to 13 would resume this Thursday.

In its decision, the Court of Appeal highlighted that the lawyer who filed emparo to promote this action “has no validity”, neither as a lawyer and as a citizen, nor under 13 years. On behalf of the provoking interests of minors of age”.

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“In systems like ours, which have organizations that are responsible for ensuring the rights of children, such as public ministries, INISA (National Institute for Adolescent Social Inclusion), and various NGOs, it does not seem appropriate to promote a Emparo action by citizens or residents of the Republic, calling for representations of ‘spread interests’, alleging imaginary threats that are not proven,” he remarked.

Similarly, it indicates that there is no “illegality” in conduct conducted by health authorities “with the aim of preserving the health of residents in a manner that constitutes their specific and exclusive capacity to interfere with a biological system”. What is the exclusive area of ​​capability of any other system”.

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“There is no current or imminent injury because they have been vaccinated in relation to minors from thirteen or five months, respectively. No injury, restriction or threat to any rights or freedoms was proved in these actions, as vaccination was never mandatory.” Wasn’t, always was and is optional,” he says.

On July 11, the Uruguay government filed an appeal against a sentence issued four days earlier by Judge Alejandro Recheri, which forced the suspension of vaccination against COVID-19 for people under the age of 13.

The above decision ordered the suspension of vaccination “immediately” and until a series of requirements set by the judge were met.

(c) EFE Agency

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