Vaccination, mandatory in Galicia and with fines of up to 60,000 euros for those who refuse

The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo.  (Photo: Lavandeira Jr / AGENCIA EFE)

The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo. (Photo: Lavandeira Jr / AGENCIA EFE)

The vaccine against Covid-19 in Galicia will be mandatory, according to the president of the Xunta, the popular Alberto Núñez Feijóo. This obligation is included in the bill that the Galician government has been preparing since last November where, among other things, it proposes to fine people who do not get vaccinated against the coronavirus. A text that they hope to approve today.

As stated in the document published by the Xunta, the measure is classified within the section of “minor offenses”. That is, not giving the injection, in most cases, will imply a penalty that ranges from 1,000 to 3,000 euros. And it is defined as follows: “Unjustified refusal to submit to preventive measures, consisting of vaccination or immunization prescribed by health authorities, in accordance with established in this law,” indicates information advanced by La Sexta.

However, there are cases in which the refusal of the vaccine could be a serious offense: “when it may pose a risk or serious harm to the health of the population, as long as they do not constitute a very serious offense.” In these cases, not getting vaccinated would entail a fine of between 3,001 and 60,000 euros ”.

The text does not specify what kind of actions would lead to this serious violation. At the very least, it does explain that a “very serious” offense could be a health worker who does not undergo quarantine.

The new measure will come into effect in the next 24 hours, once it is published in the Official Gazette of Galicia.

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