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P254 Children vaccination: civic obligation or personal choice?
  1. Vasile Valeriu Lupu,
  2. Ancuta Ignat,
  3. Gabriela Paduraru,
  4. Marin Burlea
  1. Paediatrics Department, ‘Grigore T. Popa’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania


One of the greatest achievements of medicine was the discovery and introduction of vaccination for all major contagious diseases. Romania was one of the countries that have contributed to the development of vaccinology.

Currently, one of the most intensely debated issues is related to a person’s right to accept or not vaccination. The patient can be put in different situations, which is why the authors discuss these issues. Given that it is easier and cheaper to prevent than cure, through vaccination this goal can be achieved. The compulsory vaccins should meet the necessary criteria of mandatory and optional ones remain at the discretion of the patient or legal caregivers.

Facing the major risks that an epidemic outbreak represents, general interest prevails, because ultimately, the freedom and security of any person ceases where it affects another person’s freedom and security.

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