Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said childhood vaccinations would be mandatory for parents to receive government assistance.
Based on Silva’s comments during a press conference, it appears the COVID-19 shot may be included among the list of vaccinations required by the program.
“If I have 10 COVID vaccines and 50 to take, I take as many as necessary, because I like my life,” Silva said.
“And I think everyone has to like their children’s lives, take the children at the right age. That’s why they say the Bolsa Familia is coming back, and the Bolsa Familia is coming back with something important. Because the Bolsa Familia is coming back with conditioning,” he explained.
“First, the children who will receive, children up to 6 years old will receive R$ 150 more. Second, the children have to be at school. If they’re not at school, the mother loses her…