The legal advocacy group interestofjustice.org reported yesterday that President Rodrigo Chaves declared mandatory Covid-19 vaccination illegal. Independent Costa Rican media company, Q, reported that Chaves declared the following statement, “Today vaccines are no longer mandatory and any action against someone who does not want to be vaccinated is a violation of the law.”
Chaves, who took office May 8, overruled the National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission (CNVE), which recommended that the obligation be maintained for workers in the public and private sectors.
We are still awaiting confirmation on the announcement. The group claims it is “suing and holding everyone responsible,” notifying healthcare workers and parents that they “all have a valid claim against the State of Costa Rica.” It’s important to note that any successful claims will, of course, be paid out by taxpayers and not the vaccine manufacturers.
Around the world, long-challenged vaccine mandates and unethical medical colleges are finally starting to bear fruit in the legal world.