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AUSTRALIA, ISRAEL…NOW SERBIA…Financial Penalties for failure to vaccinate children


Parents or guardians who fail to vaccinate their children will be fined from 30,000 to 150,000 dinars, provided by the Law on protection of population from infectious diseases, which is now adopted by the Assembly of Serbia.

This amount will be paid and those in the process of epidemiological study does not tell the truth and do not provide accurate and complete information relevant to the detection of sources and modes of transmission of infectious diseases.

The punishment is provided if the person does not comply with the orders of medical doctors when certain obligations of transport by ambulance or isolation measures and treatment, as if before traveling to a country where cholera, plague, smallpox, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers and malaria, and on his return from these countries do not comply with the obligations prescribed by law.

Minister of Health Zlatibor Loncar said in the parliamentary debate that the law provides the “high level of protection of human life and health, the prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as their removal and eradication”.

As he pointed out, for children in preschool, as well as in institutions for children without parental care, necessary immunizations is required, unless there are medical contraindications determined by the physician.

Immunization is required for children against tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, viral hepatitis B, diseases caused by haemophilus type B Electric induction and diseases caused by streptococcus-pneumonia.

Immunization is required for people exposed to certain infectious diseases – hepatitis B, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, rabies, tetanus, as well as persons who in the course of work may be affected by those diseases.

The vaccine will be mandatory for people at particular risk from the disease hepatitis B, influenza, meningelnih diseases, diseases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae-i homofilusom Electric induction B, measles, respiratory infections caused, sinicijalnim visur, imunodeficijenti and okogeni patients.

Also for passengers in international traffic, yellow fever and other infectious diseases at the request of the countries in which it travels.

It also adopted the Law on Public Health, which, among other things, provides for the establishment of the National Council for Public Health, in order to improve cooperation between all relevant authorities, organizations, stakeholders and participants in the system of public health. (Translated from Serbian)