The governor of São Paulo, Tarcísio de Freitas, sanctioned this Tuesday (14) law 17.629, which prevents establishments in the state from demanding proof of vaccination against covid-19 for the entry of people.
Another act by Tarcísio, published this Wednesday (15) in the Official Gazette was the repeal of Decree 66.421/22, by former governor João Doria, which required all public servants in the state to present proof of vaccination against covid-19 .
The text included civil servants and employees of the state public administration, as well as the state military. In case of non-compliance, the decree provided for the investigation of disciplinary responsibility.
The bill, which was processed under number 668/21, was proposed by right-wing and extreme right-wing deputies Janaina Paschoal (PSL), Altair Moraes (Republicans), Carlos Cezar (PSB), Castello Branco (PSL), Coronel Nishikawa ( PSL), Coronel Telhada (PP), Federal Agent Danilo Balas (PSL), Delegate Olim (PP), Douglas Garcia (PTB), Gil Diniz (non-party), Leticia Aguiar (PSL), Major Mecca (PSL), Marta Costa (PSD), Valeria Bolsonaro (PRTB), Frederico d’Avila (PSL) and Lieutenant Nascimento (Republicans).
The text that went to sanction had six articles that were vetoed by Tarcísio. The deputies’ objective was that there was no vaccination charge for using health services, for civil servants and for admission to public schools.
The text also provided that the “competent bodies” should provide families of minors with “all information regarding adverse reactions” to immunizers, in addition to “releasing” people who had a reaction to the first dose from the obligation to take the second dose. There is no detailing of what would be considered an “adverse reaction”.
The law published in the Official Gazette does not justify its approval. In the original project, the deputies cite “history of the elaboration of ethical principles in experiments with human beings”. The vaccines, however, have gone through all the stages foreseen for approval and have been considered safe in all studies carried out since the beginning of application of the doses.
Editing: Thalita Pires
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