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WHO Allows Governments To Impose Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

WHO Allows Governments To Impose Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has allowed governments to impose mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as the world faces the threat of a new variant, Omicron.

WHO, however, warned that governments must exhaust all measures to encourage voluntary inoculation.

The Omicron variant was recently detected in South Africa and has since been detected in other countries including Botswana, the UK, and Israel.

In a recent audio clip, WHO head of health emergencies programme Mike Ryan said governments that wished to impose mandatory vaccination should avail the relevant information on the pandemic to enable informed choices. Ryan said:

Our position in WHO is that mandatory vaccination should be only considered when the health gain that you are going to get from that is very clear and you have tried all other measures to get people vaccinated.

I still personally believe that the best way is to continue engaging with people and to continue to drive the idea of an informed choice, but there are circumstances in which the threat to society, the threat to the health system, and the threat to the economy is such that governments, having tried all other measures are able to make that decision.

This raises real issues around human rights and itÔÇÖs something that governments should consider carefully, and they need to be sure that the benefits of doing this outweighs the risks and that they have done everything possible to address vaccine hesitancy and other issues, and they feel that they have no other alternative.

Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights secretary Norman Matara said the government can utilise community health promoters to enhance awareness on vaccines.

Community Working Group on Health executive director Itai Rusike echoed Matara’s remarks saying Zimbabwe needs to identify community vaccine champions and ambassadors.

WHO’s stance comes as a huge fraction of the world population is resisting the vaccine citing various reasons.

More: NewsDay

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Chikiti musarurwa 5 months ago

Vanhu vakakavira havadero vakarasha mbeu here mvura yacho zvoyoita seyaindazvevo zvikumbifamba seiko

People Of Various Opinions 5 months ago

Who is WHO??!...u're not an elected government & stop this propaganda trying to scare us is into submission. if you are jabbed why are you bothered by the unjabbed?

Chapwititi 5 months ago

AnaWHO ummm?That's mukoma or uncle Bob maimbovatuka because mukanyanyovatevedzera munouraya nyika.

Cde Robert Richard Morgen Gabriel Mugabe Tsvangirai 5 months ago

Please impose mandatory vaccine to Mapostori first because they clear opposed the vaccinating claiming they where led by the holy spirit. Also Why vekwa Mhwazha did have their mass annual meeting of which they flocked in thousands and thousands?Surely this government is too reluctant,Omicron is coming to harvest many,many souls...WHO is in panic mode as we speak.

King labash 5 months ago

Ngayipinde omicron iwuraye wakawanda tiwane mabasa

Vaxed 5 months ago

The un vaccinnated vanotipedzera nguva ne energy tichivachema nokuvaviga, all out of love.

123 5 months ago

Why are you people adamant about telling grown men how to live their lives. If an adult doesn't want to be injected with a liquid of unknown origin, who are you to force him.You have issues. If you are vaccinated how does an unvaccinated person aff justect you. Like I'm vaccinated from measles and those who are not don't bother me. So why are vaxed people bothered by unvaccinated ones. Something is not right here

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