Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa this Sunday showed his concern about the coming school year and used the German case as an example of a change in the technical position of the vaccination of younger people.

Speaking to journalists at the closing of the Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival, the President of the Republic recalled the “great argument” that made the national government and the states change their opinion on the immunization of minors.

“If there are no decisive public health reasons, there is an educational reason, which is to open schools and prevent the next school year from being like the previous one”, he said, referring to the persistent danger that the infection of a student determines the confinement of one or more classes.

The President of the Republic also said that the consideration of these issues relating to the age groups from 12 to 15 years old makes sense, “thinking that in a month’s time the new school year is beginning”. “We want it to be in the best public health conditions, but also in the best educational conditions,” he said.

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