Illa told Spain’s La Sexta TV channel: “What will be done is to register…those who are offered but rejected.”
But healthcare professionals warn that this idea is potentially dangerous.
Jose Luis Cobos, vice president of the Spanish General Council of Nursing, said: “The most important thing is to know how to use the registration form.”
He said: “If it is for public health purposes, to better understand COVID, and it is anonymous, that’s one thing.”
He added: “But if this is’I’m on the bad guys list now, that’s another matter. We don’t think we should use the registration form to violate freedom, or for employers’ violations of people.”
A few hours after Illa’s television interview on Monday, Maria Jesus Lamas, director of the Spanish Medicines Agency, told Spain’s SER radio station that the new registration form will be used “to understand the reasons for the decline in vaccination… Or refuse.”
She added: “The registration form is anonymous.” “There is no chance to identify anyone in the registration form.”
The 17 regional governments in Spain regulate vaccines nationwide.
A spokesperson for the health department of Andalusia told CNN that in southern Andalusia, if people are given a vaccine (including the batch number of the vaccine and managed for quality control purposes), it will currently appear in the registration Table.
The spokesperson also pointed out that although medical staff in Andalusia refuse to be vaccinated, they must sign documents, but there is no register of ordinary people who refuse to be vaccinated.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Spain has the ninth largest number of coronavirus cases in the world, with more than 1.8 million, and the number of deaths ranked tenth, just over 50,000.