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Spain will use registry to document citizens who refuse coronavirus vaccines

Christian Fernsby |
Those in Spain who refuse to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus are set to end up in a registry, Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Monday.

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Topics: SPAIN   

Spain intends to use the registry on a local level but will also to share the document with other EU member states. The information will not be made available to the public.

"What will be done is a registry, which will be shared with our European partners... of those people who have been offered it and have simply rejected it," Illa said, according to AFP. "It is not a document which will be made public and it will be done with the utmost respect for data protection."

The number of Spaniards willing to receive the coronavirus vaccine as soon as they become available rose to over 40% in the latest official poll published last week, from 37% in a previous survey a month ago.

Following a new increase in infections over the past two weeks, another 16.2% of survey respondents said they would be willing to be vaccinated if the shot "has guarantees, if it is tested, if it is reliable."

"People who are offered a therapy that they refuse for any reason, it will be noted in the register... that there is no error in the system, not to have given this person the possibility of being vaccinated," Illa said, according to the BBC.


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