Ministry of Health starts public consultation on child vaccination this Thursday

Assessment is that the charge must be made due to the consequences that the anti-vaccination posture brings to the health system; unimmunized account for 50% of hospitalizations in Quebec

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Discussion about the new tax takes place amid the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in the country

The province of Quebec, no Canada, studies the creation of a tax especially for people who are not vaccinated against Covid-19. The idea is that the charge should be made due to the impacts that individuals can cause on the health system by refusing to receive doses of the immunizing agent. During the presentation of the proposal this Tuesday, the 11th, the provincial prime minister, François Legault stated that the attitude antivacin it has “consequences” for the health system and it is not fair that the entire population pays for this refusal.

The discussion about the new tax takes place amid the rapid increase in cases of Covid-19 in the country, caused by the arrival of the Ômicron variant. The situation led to an overload of Canadian health systems, requiring the hiring of foreign professionals to work in hospitals. In Quebec, 2,742 people were hospitalized this Tuesday for Covid-19, 188 more than the day before. According to local authorities, although only 10% of Quebec’s population is not vaccinated, these people represent 50% of patients currently hospitalized.

*With EFE

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