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The Vatican will fire those who do not get vaccinated against Covid-19

The Vatican last month launched a vaccination campaign among its nearly 800 residents and its more than 3,000 employees and their families.

| 02/18/2021 | ionicons-v5-c08: 04 | . |

City of Vatican.- The State of Vatican has warned its employees why refuse to be vaccinated against coronavirus can have consequences like dismissal, to the « put public health at risk« .

The president of the Pontifical Commission of the State of the City of Vatican, the Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, signed a decree with measures to address emergency of public healthcare, in which it is explained that there will be Economic sanctions to those who do not comply with these standards, such as vaccination, and if it persists, it will be possible to « end the employment relationship » for those who do not have « proven health reasons.

The Vatican started a vaccination campaign last month among its nearly 800 residents and its more than 3,000 employees and their families.

The sanctions provided for in article 6 refer to a law of the Vatican of 2011, which already envisaged for employees of Vatican that they do not undergo « official medical examinations » « responsibility and consequences » « until the termination of the employment relationship. »

As he Pope Francisco, 84, like him Pontiff Emeritus Benedict XVI, 93, have received the second dose of the vaccine against coronavirus and they are immunized.

The Sanitary and Hygiene Directorate of the City of Vatican reserved about 10,000 vaccines from pharmaceutical company Pfizer for its vaccination campaign, which began on January 13.

The Pope Francisco He had already anticipated that he would be vaccinated in an interview conducted before receiving the first dose.

« I believe that ethically everyone has to be vaccinated. It is an ethical option because it concerns your life, but also that of others, » Francisco said then.