In September 2022, the High Court of Justice of the Valencian Community rejected the appeal of the Valencian government and upheld an Alicante court decision of 13 January 2022 finding that it had violated the fundamental rights of private practice physicians during the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Private practice physicians – both self-employed and employees in hospital groups in the province of Alicante – were indeed missing in the vaccination calendar put in place for healthcare professionals by the health authorities. The Court rejected the government’s arguments that the plaintiff should have warned the administration first. The Court concluded that the authorities had infringed the applicants’ right to equality, to life, and to health. The judgment can still be appealed.

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