People who refuse to get the vaccine will be put on a register
The Secretary of State for Health in Spain, Silvia Calzón, has defended the decision of the Ministry, to register anyone who refuses to have a Covid vaccine, in a database.
The Ministry of Health says it part of their Vaccination Strategy against Covid-19, and is to find out the reasons for people’s reluctance to have it, among different population groups.
"Registering people who reject vaccination will be of interest to help us analyze the causes for the rejection in certain population groups, and to be able to insist on information and outreach campaigns that are necessary to explain the benefit of vaccines," Calzón explained at a press conference, in which they said it would help to educate people about the vaccine as too many people are social media led.
In this sense, she insisted on reminding people who refuse to be vaccinated, of the benefits of vaccination: “It is important to remember two things: one, that none of us are immune; two, the concept of vaccination is a gesture of solidarity.” For this reason, she has urged citizens to think about their role as a link in a chain of contagion. "We must stop the transmission of the virus," she said.
According to the results of the December Barometer of the Centre for Sociological Research (CIS), the number of people in Spain (including the Canary Islands) willing to be vaccinated immediately against Covid-19, has increased to 40.5%, compared to 32.5% who showed their willingness to receive the vaccine as soon as it was approved in the November survey.
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According to the CIS figures, published last week, 28% of the Spanish population, however, flatly refuses to be immunized for the moment. On the other hand, 16.2% are in favour but only in the case that it has "guarantees, is proven, and is "reliable."
As of this weekend, when Spain has begun its vaccination campaign of its 47 million population, over half a million people in the UK have had their first dose, and 4.4 million have been administered worldwide.
How do you feel about the vaccination, and would your opinions change if rulings were brought in about travelling, visiting other countries, seeing family, or work restrictions if you refused to have it?