Current working title: Public Health (Vaccinations) Act
Whereas it is an important matter of public health that persons be protected from the scourge of disease that may painfully kill, maim, paralyse, or cause harm of some manner or another:
And whereas the right to believe empirically incorrect information does not extend to harming others:
Now, therefore, be it enacted by the World Assembly, as follows:
- Member nations shall require that all persons be vaccinated, given safe administration and evaluation of opportunity costs thereof, in a timely manner against any disease
- to which the general public may reasonably be exposed and
- is sufficiently infectious and virulent so as to threaten public health.
- Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1, members will grant exceptions given
- force majeure, provision of which shall be retrospective,
- a valid medical reason to exempt, or
- a conscientious objection, provided that those to which the exception is applied:
- agree to be liable for such externalities that may arise from their decision, without limitations; and
- belong to a registered group whose leadership or corporate body has formally filed a petition to the government stating and justifying, in the view of the government, the nature of their conscientious objection.
- Member nations and their governmental subdivisions shall not make transfer payments or provide inessential services, except where otherwise required by World Assembly law, to persons or the parents of minors who refuse to comply with the first and second sections of this Act.
- Members are permitted to pass further legislation to limit the spread of disease by unvaccinated persons, including but not limited to restrictions on school enrolment or provision of medical quarantine on travellers.
- Point of service costs for vaccines administered under section 1 shall not exceed minimal expense.