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Bolivia ratifies that Covid-19 vaccination is not mandatory

Bolivia ratifies that Covid-19 vaccination is not mandatory

Bolivia ratifies that Covid-19 vaccination is not mandatory

La Paz, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Justice Ivan Lima on Tuesday ratified that the Covid-19 vaccination in this country is free and not mandatory, but seeks to guarantee the collective well-being.

Lima told Bolivia TV that some sectors of the population that opose immunization took legal actions against measures implemented by the government through supreme decrees 4640 and 4641 to curb the pandemic.

He clarified that these decrees express the duty of preserving all citizens’ health, and those who do not want to get vaccinated can submit a negative real-time PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction) against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19.

The Bolivian minister of Justice explained that, with the approval of Supreme Decree 4640, the government established biosecurity and prevention measures of mandatory compliance until June 2022 as part of the fight against the pandemic.

For its part, Decree 4641 stipulates the implementation of the vaccination card across the nation as the official document certified by the Ministry of Health and Sports to confirm someone has been immunized, Lima said.

He added that the decree also regulates the registration, certification and verification of the authenticity of laboratory results to detect Covid-19, such as the real-time PCR test, ABI news agency reported.

“We are guaranteeing the collective well-being here. There is no mandatory vaccination,” Lima said.


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