According to a public opinion poll on Tuesday, the ethics committee of the National Institutes of Public Health (INSPQ) has changed its tune and now considers the mandatory vaccination of health workers to be acceptable based on the precautionary principle, while the extraordinary measure remains tentative.
A previous opinion on the issue, published in January, told the same committee that it was better for health workers to respect their autonomy and freedom of choice and not to be necessarily vaccinated.
Eight months later, the Institute’s ethics committee felt that the pandemic situation had changed a lot and that its view on the issue should be different.
The Public Health Ethics Committee (CESP) approved the government status, ordering all caregivers associated with the public or private sector and contacting patients with more than 15 minutes to double the vaccination by October 17th. 15 to perform their duties.
The committee stressed that the measure should be extraordinary and that the government should ensure that “the priority of benefits over negative ones is related to rigorous evaluation”.
In his opinion, exceptional measures such as mandatory vaccinations and immunization passports, “may be justified due to their temporary nature, so it is important for authorities to share their attention. Normal life with Kovid-19 is present and where does a health emergency end”.
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