Nobody Can Force Anyone to Get a Vaccine, Says Bolsonaro

After president's speech, card released by the government says that 'imposing obligations is definitely not in the plans'


At a moment when several countries are trying to find a way to immunize the population against the novel coronavirus, President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) and the Brazilian government have stated that nobody will be forced to get a vaccine.

On Monday night (31), Bolsonaro was approached by a supporter at the Palácio da Alvorada.

"Hey, Bolsonaro, don't let this vaccine thing happen, ok? This is dangerous," she said.

Coronavac vaccine (Foto: Governo do Estado de São Paulo/Divulgação)

"No one can force anyone to get a vaccine," replied the president, as shown in a video shared by supporters.

This Tuesday (1st), the Communication Department of the federal government institutionalized the declaration with a publication on Twitter.

The tweet uses an image of Bolsonaro waving to supporters at the top of the Planalto Palace ramp, and it repeats the message "the government of Brazil values the freedom of Brazilians."

"The government of Brazil has invested billions of reais in saving lives and preserving jobs. It has established a partnership and will invest in vaccine production. Resources for states and municipalities, health, economy, EVERYTHING will be done, but imposing obligations is definitely not in the plans", the tweet said.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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