A proposal to make vaccinations a prerequisite for preschool registration was voted down by the Reykjavík City Council, RÚV reports. Independence Party Councillor Hildur Björnsson’s proposal was voted down by 13 votes against 10.
Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson stated he shared Hildur’s concerns that the number of unvaccinated children is increasing in the country. On the other hand, he felt barring unvaccinated children from attending preschool was too extreme an intervention.
The mayor welcomed the debate, however, saying “As a matter of fact I think it could do good by raising people’s awareness somewhat.”