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Brazil’s Superior Court denies lawyer’s request to vaccinate 7 year-old daughter against Covid

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Superior Court of Justice (STJ) chief Justice Humberto Martins denied a lawyer's request to vaccinate his 7-year-old daughter against Covid-19. In Brazil, immunization of children aged 5 to 11 is under public hearing, and is expected to begin in January 2022.

Filed on December 24, the preliminary injunction was rejected on Wednesday, December 29. The Chief Justice ruled that it is the Executive's responsibility to define a public vaccination policy. The Justice stated that the "danger of a delay" has not been proven.

In the initial petition, the Londrina-based lawyer . . .

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