A Swiss group seeking a constitutional ban on compulsory vaccination says it has collected enough signatures to put the issue to a vote. The initiative was submitted to the government this week.
The group, called the Swiss Freedom Movement (MLS), formally submitted the proposal to protect people’s “freedom and physical integrity” to the Federal Chancellery in Bern on Thursday.
MLS said they collected 125,000 signatures, which is 25,000 more than what is required by law to put issues to a nationwide vote. The group seeks to amend the constitution to ensure that people “must not be punished” for refusing a vaccine, “nor suffer social or professional disadvantages” because of it.
The group’s president,…