On October 4, around 500 residents of the village of Nahuila in the Guatemalan province of Alta Verapaz, north of the capital Guatemala City, got together to prevent a vaccination team from administering the Covid vaccination. Previously, a villager had suffered health problems after being vaccinated.
The health workers were detained, the tires were deflated and 50 vaccination doses and a cooling container have been made unusable. After negotiations, the police succeeded in getting the vaccination team free after seven hours.
“That had to happen at some point”
The head of the health authority of Alta Verapaz, Gabriel sandoval, said that there had been rejection of vaccination staff on several occasions, but never in this form. “Normally we would then have them sign papers stating that they themselves take responsibility for refusing the vaccination,” said the official. He blamed online disinformation for the vaccination protest, In the specific case, however, there had been damage to the health of a villager after a Covid vaccination.
The government’s Covid measures have im unstable and poor country always to Riots led. In small Central American country are according to Reuters 23.3% of the population fully vaccinated. the Descendants of the Maya put almost 42 % the population and try your rights increasingly enforce. In doing so, they strive for one Revitalization of their culture, this often goes hand in hand with Aspirations for autonomy individual indigenous groups and village communities. In general, the Maya of the Covid vaccination have been around since the beginning of the vaccination campaign sceptical towards.