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Discrimination against unvaccinated children

Dear Editor,

I wanted to thank you for all your well written and unbiased articles on covid.

The latest one about Dr Francisco Abecasis (‘Paediatric specialist refutes notion that unvaccinated children do not face discrimination in Portugal’ at and on page 2 of this edition) resonated with me because I have two boys (12 and 14 years old) in school here. One student tested positive, and the class were tested. My unvaccinated son was negative, but he has to stay home for 10 days. The vaccinated kids went back to school as soon as they got their negative result. The irony is that of the three students who caught covid, two were vaccinated.

Why was my other son not allowed to go to a Christmas event without a covid test, when his vaccinated classmates could? There is evidence that vaccinated children can get and transmit covid.

Dr Abecasis is correct, this is discrimination, I believe in a very underhand way. Get the covid jab or your kids will miss out on their education and other events.

I’m furious! I have lived here for 17 years, my children were born here and we speak Portuguese. It is the first time I have considered moving elsewhere.

Sorry for the rant. Thank you again for your enlightening articles. They keep me sane.

SJ from Central Portugal