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| 17 June 2021, Thursday | النسخة العربية

The Vatican stresses the vaccination of all employees…or else

The Vatican has informed its employees that they may risk losing their jobs if they refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 without the health reasons that prevent it. A decree issued by Cardinal Giuseppe Bertillo, de facto ruler of the Vatican, stated that vaccination was the “essential option” because it prevented harm to others. The seven-page decree stated that those who cannot receive the vaccine for health reasons may be transferred to other jobs, where they mix with fewer people, but they will receive the same salary even if they move to work in a lower position, and it stated that those who refuse vaccination without a convincing reason will be exposed to a certain provision In the Employee Rights and Duties Act of 2011.This article states that an employee who refuses to “preventive measures” may be subject to varying degrees of consequences that may lead to dismissal.