The inhabitants of the indigenous city of San Juan Cancuc, within the highlands of Chiapas, rejected the potential for making use of the covid-19 vaccinenative authorities reported.
Within the official letter PM / SJC / 15/2021 despatched to the well being authorities of the realm, the mayor of the city, José López Lòpez, assured that the choice was submitted to session and that the little greater than 24 thousand residents determined to not they’ll vaccinate.
“Solely two individuals voluntarily need to be vaccinated,” stated the mayor in his letter to a neighborhood consultant of the well being authorities of the Tseltal-Tsotsil area.
López identified that on January 28, an meeting was held with municipal assistants and the well being committees of the communities, the place the advantages and doable adversarial results of the organic had been defined.
“In San Juan Cancuc, the vaccination marketing campaign in opposition to covid-19 is not going to be carried out within the utility stage for the aged and in no different stage,” the mayor reported.
These localities have their very own well being committees and in addition peace and reconciliation courts, so selections are taken by mutual settlement by way of assemblies.
A number of indigenous villages in Chiapas had been the scene of violent vandalism final 12 months, following the unfold of false rumors that denied the existence of the covid-19 or accused the authorities of spreading the virus by way of spraying.
The mayor stated that municipal brokers and well being committees knowledgeable the inhabitants in regards to the vaccine, its advantages and doable adversarial results, for which minutes had been drawn up during which it was agreed to reject vaccination.
In response to the 2020 census of INEGIThis municipality within the highlands of Chiapas has 37,948 inhabitants, of which 3,574 (9.4 %) are individuals over 60 years of age.