“No One Will Be Forced To Take The Covid-19 Vaccine” Mamora
Nigerians have been duly assured that they would not be forced to take the Covid-19 vaccine as the choice on whether or not to take it was completely theirs.
Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known during a chat on ARISE News channel stating that the federal government would not interfere with people’s decision to receive the vaccine, even though it is part of the concerted effort to curb the nation of the pandemic.
However, he urged Nigerians to be vaccinated since most countries might in future enact laws that would allow only those who has received the vaccine, entrance into their country.
“Countries have the right to pass a law restricting people without COVID-19 vaccine from entering their domains in order to curb the spread of the virus, and if it becomes a global law, then those who have the need to travel will be compelled to get immunised or face restriction, it may be something that will become global” he said.
Mamora further explained that the COVID-19 vaccination does not immune a person from contracting the virus in future.
Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha and other prominent Nigerians will receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, March 6, while frontline health workers will receive a day earlier on Friday, March 5 at the National Hospital, Abuja, adding that it will be aired live on television in order to assure citizens of its safety.
Recall that Nigeria received its first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and a nationwide plan on its equitable distribution has been put in place.