CoronavirusVaccinationFederal Government To Penalize Nigerians Refusing To Take COVID-19 Vaccine

Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib says the federal government would soon commence the implementation of a basic rule of law on Nigerians refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Shuaib stated this at the agency’s weekly update of the COVID-19 vaccination in Abuja maintained that it had become necessary as such individuals may endanger those vaccinated.

He cautioned Nigerians against misinformation on the vaccines saying, it could negatively affect the health of citizens.

“The Presidential Steering Committee and the Federal Ministry of Health are exploring ways of making vaccines more available to all Nigerians including Federal Civil Servants and Corporate entities.”

“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,” he said.

Shuaib encourage state governors to continue to provide leadership in the mobilisation of citizens to prioritise the acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)
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