Pope Francis anticipated that lnext week the coronavirus vaccine will be applied and assured today that everyone would have to agree to be immunized against disease.
« Everyone should be vaccinated; it is an ethical option, because You bet your health, your life, but you also play the lives of others« said Francisco during an exclusive interview with Mediaset, in a passage that was broadcast on the Tg5 channel in Italy and was replicated by the ANSA agency.
There, he pointed out that next week the coronavirus vaccine will begin to be applied in the Vatican, and announced that he will do it himself: « I have reserved, you have to do it ».
« When I was a child, I remember there was the polio crisis and then many children were paralyzed by this and there was desperation to get vaccinated, » he said in reference to his native Argentina.
And he added: « When the vaccine came out they gave it with a few drops on a sugar cube and there were many desperate mothers. Then, We grew up in the shadow of vaccines, for measles, for that, for that other, vaccines that they gave us as children« .
« I don’t know why someone says: ‘no, the vaccine is dangerous’. If doctors present it to you as something that can be good, that has no special dangers, why not take it? « , The Pope added.
At that point, he added: « There is a suicidal denial that I cannot explain, but today you have to get vaccinated. »
He January 2, the Vatican had announced that, there, the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 would start in mid-January, with priority for health and public security personnel, the elderly and workers in contact with the public.
« I don’t know why someone says: ‘no, the vaccine is dangerous.’ If the doctors present it to you as something that can be good, that it has no special dangers, why not take it? » Said the Pope.
« The vaccination campaign against the coronavirus will begin in the coming days within the Vatican City State. Vaccines are expected to arrive in the second week of January in a sufficient quantity to meet the needs of the Holy See and the State of Vatican City, « the Holy See explained in a statement.
The Vatican has applied a series of contagion prevention measures and the Christmas celebrations were celebrated without worshipers.
At the end of last October, it was decided that the general audiences of Pope Francis on Wednesdays would once again be without worshipers and be broadcast over the Internet from the library of the Apostolic Palace, after a case of coronavirus was detected in which the 21 of that month.