What happens if you decide not to get the coronavirus vaccine?

The minister of health, Fernando Ruiz
, clarified the different steps that the national plan of vaccination
and the route to follow, once the doses from the pharmaceutical companies are in place.

Ruiz recalled that vaccination is voluntary and therefore each person must be asked if they want to be vaccinated. If the answer is affirmative, the appointment will be scheduled to advance the vaccination procedure. “If the person refuses, the information will be recorded about his denial, “said Minister Fernando Ruiz.

Further, the project raises other issues such as the importation and commercialization of vaccines, Obligations of territorial entities and participation of private entities in the vaccination process.

“So we have a route where regulations, administrative project and decree projects go that we will be carrying out throughout the process to be able to have clarity and transparency with the population ”, he concluded.

With the population defined, vaccination is established for the year 2021 in two phases and five stages.

Find out here what stage of vaccination you are:

100% of people over 80 years of age will be vaccinated progressively; 100% of the health workers in the emergency, hospitalization and ICU services of the third and fourth level IPS; personnel of public health actions (vaccinators, epidemiological surveillance teams), and 100% of the administrative personnel who work within the emergency services, hospitalization and ICU.

100% of the population between 60 and 79 years of age and 100% of health workers and support personnel from all IPS will be progressively vaccinated.

100% of the community mothers and fathers identified by the ICBF and the teachers of preschool, basic education and secondary education will be vaccinated progressively. To the personnel of the Military Forces, National Police and 100% of the population between 16 and 59 years old and have risk comorbidities.

100% of ICBF caregivers of children and adolescents, firefighters, Red Cross rescuers, Civil Defense, population deprived of liberty, INPEC guards, people in street situations identified by the territorial entities and staff will be progressively vaccinated of funeral homes, crematoriums and cemeteries.

People over 16 years of age without comorbidities will be vaccinated. The order of application will be maintained, starting with adults between 50 and 59 years old, until reaching young people and adolescents.

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