According to the Minister of Health, Spain is to set up a registry of citizens who refuse to take the vaccine against the novel coronavirus and share it with other nations of the European Union. The list will not be made available to the public or to employers, Salvador Illa said. He said “to vaccinate all of us – the more the better” was the way to kill the virus. In Europe, Spain was one of the countries most affected by the virus. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that was approved last week for EU member states is currently being rolled out. In an interview with La Sexta on Monday, Mr. Illa stressed that it would not be compulsory to vaccinate.
A register is what can be helpful, which will be shared with the European partners, of those people who have been offered it and have simply rejected it, he confirmed. It is not a report which will be publicly disclosed and it will be done with the highest integrity for data protection. For any cause, people who are given a care that they reject will be noted in the list… There is no mistake in the process, not to have given this person the opportunity to be vaccinated. The number of Spanish people who said they will not take the vaccine has dropped to 28 percent from 47 percent in November, according to a new survey. In other comments on Monday, Mr Illa said that when it was their turn to be inoculated, people would be contacted by regional authorities.