The United Kingdom Health Minister Sajid Javid ruled out compulsory and taxable vaccinations for the British and stressed that he would “never consider” such a proposal.
His comments come at a time when cases are skyrocketing in central Europe amid new protests against increased restrictions and a tightening of vaccination protocols, as will happen in Austria.
“What countries like Austria decide is their business. We are lucky that in this country, although there are doubts about vaccines, they are much less than what we are seeing in other places,” he explained in statements granted to the BBC network.
“I think on a practical level the vaccine should be a positive option. If people are a bit reluctant, we should work together to encourage them to get it,” he added.
Booster vaccine in United Kingdom
Javid has nonetheless confirmed that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) is exploring the possibility of applying boosters for all adults, a consideration included as part of an update given last week.
“Future considerations include the need for a booster vaccination (third dose) for people aged 18 to 39 who are not in a risk group, and whether additional booster vaccination (fourth dose) might even be necessary for those 18 to 39 years old. groups of more vulnerable adults if necessary “, has made known.