Sources say Spain might make coronavirus vaccination optional
February 26, 2021
Europe

Sources say Spain might make coronavirus vaccination optional

MADRID (SPAIN) – Health ministry sources said on Monday that Spain is not likely to make vaccination against the coronavirus mandatory, at least initially.

Under Spanish law, vaccination is voluntary, however, during an epidemic, the government could make it compulsory.

One source said, while another said all vaccination was likely to remain optional, “There are instruments to make it so. But it is not the plan at the moment”.

The sources said, however, not enough information was available about the Phase 3 trials of the vaccines found most promising to determine which Spain would buy, how it would transport and store them or who would be vaccinated first.

They said that as soon as all the data is available and vaccines authorised for use in the European Union, Spain can quickly vaccinate majority of its population thanks to its “vast vaccination experience” via a network of public healthcare centres.

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