Along with Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (the German Joseph Ratzinger) also received the first dose of the drug.
The vaccination campaign against covid-19 began this Wednesday in the Vatican and is completely voluntary, they point out from the Holy See. According to the agency Reuters, the high pontiff has already undergone the injection of the drug.
Along with Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (the German Joseph Ratzinger) also received the first dose of the vaccine.
The priority in the vaccination process will be the public health and safety personnel, the elderly and the people who are in contact with the population more frequently.
In an interview granted last Sunday, the pope said that people should trust doctors and not reject the vaccine unless they have good medical reasons, because their lives and the lives of others depend on it.
“I really don’t understand why some people say this could be a dangerous vaccine. If the doctors say it can work well and there are no special dangers, why not get vaccinated? There is a suicidal denial that I wouldn’t know how to explain, but you have to get vaccinated, “said the leader of the Catholic Church, quoted by the agency Reuters.