The Knesset Interior Committee is set to consider a bill that would force parents to vaccinate their children to enroll them in kindergarten, as already required by the Health Ministry.
The bill is being introduced by Likud Knesset Interior Committee member MK Oren Hazan.
“I respect the freedom of choice in caring for children,” Hazan said. “The problem is that when we do not vaccinate, our children’s risk of contracting unnecessary diseases and other complications increases, and I won’t allow that. As a child, I suffered from health problems that led to multiple hospitalizations.
“I am certain my parents would not have wanted me to have been needlessly exposed to other illnesses. So today as the father of little Uri, I don’t want anyone to endanger my child.
“Every parent knows perfectly well how viruses jump from one child to the next in kindergarten, and when one has a fever, the whole kindergarten is sick. When that’s the case, there’s no reason to take a risk with dangerous and unnecessary illnesses.”