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Court Decision Poses Challenge To Turkey’s Vaccine Program

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Debate over child immunization in Turkey has taken a sharp turn with a decision by the Constitutional Court in November that declared immunization of children is not permissible without the consent of their parents. The ruling was a victory for the growing anti-vaccine movement and has caused strong reactions in the medical community, given that it puts Turkey’s compulsory childhood vaccination program at risk.

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