Fernando Simon is against mandatory vaccination and requirement of Covid passports

FERNANDO SIMON has said that he doesn’t consider mandatory vaccination or requirement of Covid passports for entry to any establishment necessary

Spain’s director of the Center for Coordination and Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simon, during a presentation in Zaragoza today, Saturday, August 7, stated that he did not see it necessary to make vaccinations mandatory, not to request the use of a Covid passport certificate for entry into any establishments.

Mr Simon, who was in the Zaragozan town of Villafeliche today, where he received the IX Trevillano Prize and the I Gold Medal of the municipality, has already previously told the media that the current vaccination coverage, which now stands at 97 per cent in nursing homes, for example, “do not require any legal action or legislative act that requires it”.

He added that he thought “imposing obligations when they are not necessary is not a good step”, in reference to this week, when the Andalucian government failed in their attempt to make Covid passports mandatory to enter all nightlife venues, claiming that such moves only serve to “remove weapons” in the event that those obligations “are necessary in the future”.

Other countries such as Italy, and France, where the Covid certificate is mandatory, are justified in their actions said Simon, because in those countries “they did not vaccinate everything that had to be vaccinated”, which he has said does not happen in Spain, pointing out that in Spain, the public has recognised the need to get vaccinated, which “helps society get out of this huge problem”.

Simon also assured that by the time summer ends, the percentage of vaccinated Spaniards will exceed 70 per cent, adding that if the progression of vaccination in the youngest continues as before, it can be said that Spain is already there “at the end of the fifth wave”, as reported by elespanol.com.


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Chris King

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