Most European countries ignore mental health in covid-19 vaccine strategy

R. Ibarra

Madrid

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Twice the risk of becoming infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and twice the risk of dying from covid-19 if infected These are patients with severe mental illness, and yet only 4 countries in Europe have considered this group as a priority in vaccination programs.

And Spain is not one of them. In fact, as the President of the Spanish Society of Psychiatry points out to ABC Salud, Celso Arango, they are still waiting for a response from the Ministry to a letter they sent him on February 4 explaining the reasons why health care should be a priority. vaccination of these people. “At the moment we have no proof that they have received it,” he acknowledges.

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