The Minister of Health of Spain said on Monday that Spain plans to collect and share information with other EU countries on residents who have decided not to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Spanish Minister of Health, Salvador Illa (Salvador Illa) emphasized that there will be no mandatory vaccination, but he said that a register will be established which will include all people who refuse to be vaccinated due to the Spanish public health department’s request for vaccination. .
In an interview with Spanish TV channel La Sexta, Mr. Illa said: “Refusal to vaccinate will be kept in the register.” “This is not a public document. It will be conducted under the premise of respecting data privacy.”
Mr. Illa made the above comments on the second day of the start of the vaccination program in Spain. The goal of the program is to vaccinate 2.5 million people between January and March, all of whom belong to the priority medical group, first of all in nursing home Residents and healthcare professionals who take care of them. However, the vaccination program has also become a kind of political football. On Monday, the mayor of Madrid and the spokesperson of the main opposition popular party, José Luis Martínez-Almeida (José Luis Martínez-Almeida) accused the government of “lack of information about the vaccine”, which means that many people are still reluctant to buy the vaccine. vaccine.
In an interview with Spanish National Radio, Mr. Martínez-Almeida said that the vaccination plan should be “transparent, not publicized”.