FG considers action against people who refuse to take COVID-19 vaccines

The Federal Government has hinted on taking some measures against people who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccines.

Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib at a press briefing on Tuesday August 31, said the Federal Government may “apply the basic rule of law” against such people because they will be endangering the lives of others.

Shuaib also stated that the Buhari-led administration is making frantic efforts in making the vaccines more accessible to all Nigerians.

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.

“So, you have a right to refuse vaccines, but you do not have the right to endanger the health of others.

“The Presidential Steering Committee and the Federal Ministry of Health is exploring ways of making vaccines more available to all Nigerians including federal civil servants and corporate entities.

“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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