Spain wants to register all vaccination refusals


The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 has also started in Spain: The first Spanish woman, Araceli Hidalgo (96), will be vaccinated here. (Image: Keystone)


Spain wants to record all citizens who do not want to be vaccinated against Corona in a register. Health Minister Salvador Illa announced this.

The Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa made the announcement on Monday in an interview with the television channel La Sexta. Every citizen will receive an invitation to a vaccination appointment according to the vaccination plan.

The vaccination is voluntary, but anyone who does not accept the invitation will be registered. The register is not public and data protection will be rigorous, but the data will be made available to “European partners”, the minister stressed.

In Spain – as in other EU countries – the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 began on Sunday. The first Spaniard to be vaccinated was Araceli Hidalgo, 96, in Guadalajara. For the next twelve weeks, the government in Madrid expects a total of around 4.6 million additional doses of vaccine, with which almost 2.3 million of the 47 million citizens of Spain are to be vaccinated. Most of the population should be immunized by summer.

In the evening, the Ministry of Health announced that the number of people who died with corona in Spain had risen by 298 and that more than 50,000 had died since the pandemic began. The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, however, fell slightly to 107.

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