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Fri Dec 24, 2021, 02:08 AM

Ecuador makes COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all eligible residents

Source: The Hill

The Ecuadorian government on Thursday issued a vaccine mandate for all eligible residents, making Ecuador the most recent country to issue this strict measure against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exceptions to the far-reaching vaccine mandate will be made for people who cannot safely receive the vaccine, the government said. All other Ecuadorians ages five and above will be required to get the shot.

Ecuador's Minister of Public Health Ximena Garzón cited the spread of new variants of concern, such as omicron, for the new requirement. To encourage vaccinations, 24-hour health centers will be kept open over the Christmas holiday, the health ministry said in the announcement.

The ministry stated that the country has enough vaccines in stock to immunize all its residents and stressed that the vaccines are considered to be safe and effective.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/international/americas/587228-ecuador-makes-covid-19-vaccine-mandatory-for-all-eligible

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Fri Dec 24, 2021, 12:33 PM

1. Mandates for citizens because it's a war in which all citizens are soldiers against a common enemy,

is how Ecuador thinks of this. Citizen-soldiers even include children and seniors! It’s that serious.

Ecuador woke up to the harsh reality.

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