Tue. May 28th, 2024

As the new cases of COVID-19 pandemic continues to increase and government doing all it can to curtail further spread, the Federal Government is mulling punitive measures for those who are yet to receive the covid-19 vaccine.

This was contained in a statement by the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib when he recently gave an update on the second phase of the vaccination against covid-19.

He said:

“If some individuals refuse to take the vaccine, hence endangering those who have or those who could not due to medical exemptions, then we have to apply the basic rule of law which stipulates that your human right stops where mine begins,” he said, explaining that the government will ensure that the vaccines are available to Nigerians.

Speaking further, Dr Shuaib said: “So, you have a right to refuse vaccines, but you do not have the right to endanger the health of others.”

“Once these vaccines are made equitably available to all Nigerians, then we would need to have a frank discussion about justice, fairness and liberty that exist around vaccine hesitancy,”. 

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