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Ecuador declares vaccination against covid-19 mandatory

2021-12-23T18:55:25.134Z

As cases grow, Ecuador announced that vaccination against covid-19 will be mandatory for the entire eligible population.



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The government of Ecuador reported this Thursday that it was declared the "mandatory" vaccination against covid-19 among the eligible population due to "the current epidemiological status, that is, the increase in infected and the circulation of new variants of 'concern', such as omicron, "according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

According to the statement, the measure has a legal basis: "Number 4 of article 6 of the Organic Health Law reads' declare the mandatory nature of immunizations against certain diseases, under the terms and conditions that the national and local epidemiological reality requires; define the standards and the basic national immunization scheme; and provide the population with the necessary elements to comply with it at no cost. '"

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The Ministry added that "immunization will not be mandatory for people who present any medical condition or contraindication. For this, they must present a certificate."

The statement also affirms that Ecuador has the amount of vaccines necessary to immunize the entire population.

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Source: cnnespanol

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