Deputy health minister: Those who refuse to vaccinate shouldn’t work with public

Deputy Health Minister Yoav Kisch says he believes people who choose not to vaccinate should not be allowed to work with the public.

Kisch tells Army Radio that he believes it is within any person’s rights to decide not to vaccinate, though he adds that “it’s a very big mistake” to reject inoculation.

He says, “Whoever chooses not to vaccinate… I think anyone who is [working] with the public, whether it’s a teacher, counselor, bus driver — if they do not vaccinate, I don’t think they should take part [in that activity].”

Kisch stresses that this is his personal opinion, and that no formal one has been made by the health establishment at this time.

Yoav Kisch leads a discussion on rules of ethics for Knesset Members, January 17, 2018. (Hadas Parush/ Flash90)