OPINION

Positive results

The first implementation of the measure of mandatory vaccination for carers working at nursing homes was an almost universal success, without producing any backlash which some had threatened. 

The percentage of those vaccinated at state-run elderly care units has doubled, reaching 90%. This result allows the government to weigh anew – and reduce the drama over – the mandatory nature of the measure. 

The benefit for public health is too great to ignore.