IMPORTANT NOTE: This information provides a snapshot of the European situation in September 2023. Please note that for more specific and up-to-date information on a single country, it is advisable to contact the local organisations.

Vaccination policies

In Portugal, immunization is not mandatory but adherence is among the highest in Europe.


Data not yet collected


Portugal has homeschooling laws dating back to 1949, but homeschooling has only become a visible option since around 2016. However, the number of students making this choice represents less than 1% of enrolled children. One-on-one teaching differs from homeschooling in that a teacher, not a relative, is responsible for the students' education.

To be able to homeschool, students must be enrolled in a public school and their parents or legal guardian must have a certain educational level (regulated by a 1977 regulation) which translates, more or less, into a school level above that of the child. Additionally, the person responsible for homeschooling (relative or not) must live in the same home as the child.

Children are assessed through exams at the end of each school cycle as external students.

Vaccination schedule

For more information visit the websiteEcdc.

Recognition and compensation for vaccine injuries

Data not yet collected

Local organizations pro-freedom of choice in the therapeutic field

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We want to thank you EFVV for providing us with the first information on the European situation.

Obligations in Europe

Obligations in Europe
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