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Will the vaccine be mandatory?

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CathyandHeathcliff Mon 06-Apr-20 07:22:12

When and if there’s a vaccine, will we all be instructed to have it?
I don’t get the flu jab and never have.

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NotEverythingIsBlackandwhite Mon 06-Apr-20 07:23:03

I hope not.

LiveintheNow Mon 06-Apr-20 07:23:03

I think the Coronavirus bill gives the power to make it mandatory.

byebyebeautiful Mon 06-Apr-20 07:23:15

Why wouldn't you want to be vaccinated against covid-19, genuinely?

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Mon 06-Apr-20 07:24:22

God I hope so!

moveandmove Mon 06-Apr-20 07:24:48

Do you not want the vaccine?

Scottishgirl85 Mon 06-Apr-20 07:26:31

That's a nice attitude, rely on others to get vaccinated so you can also be protected hmm
Why on earth would you not want to be vaccinated?

Bluewavescrashing Mon 06-Apr-20 07:27:36

Here come the anti vaxxers hmm

OhClover Mon 06-Apr-20 07:29:23

I don’t say this lightly, but I think it should be

WakeAndBake Mon 06-Apr-20 07:29:26

Any vaccine released in the immediate future will be not have been properly tested, will it? Do you think that vaccines are some sort of magic spell that can only protect people?

Would you accept a mandatory chicken pox vaccine for your kids?

InfiniteSheldon Mon 06-Apr-20 07:30:24

Totally happy for you to refuse the vaccine as long as you cease using the NHS, state schooling, taking a state pension visiting National parks free community spaces or any of the other benefits of our society.

GreeboIsMySpiritAnimal Mon 06-Apr-20 07:32:43

Yes I would WakeAndBake. I've paid for additional vaccines for my DC. Because if I can stop them getting dangerous, life-changing illnesses I will.

LiveintheNow Mon 06-Apr-20 07:33:34

Sorry it is now th Coronavirus Bill

Here is the info for Scotland

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2020/7/section/36/enacted

Vaccination and immunisation: Scotland
(1)
Section 40 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (vaccination and immunisation) has effect as if—
(a)
for subsection (1) there were substituted—
“(1)
The Scottish Ministers may make arrangements for the vaccination or immunisation of persons against any disease.”, and
(b)
in subsection (3), for “medical practitioners” there were substituted “persons”.
(2)
Article 4 of the Functions of Health Boards (Scotland) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/570 (S. 55)) has effect as if for paragraph (g) there were substituted—
“(g)
the power of the Scottish Ministers under section 40 to make arrangements for the vaccination or immunisation of persons against any disease and to supply vaccines, sera or other preparations for such vaccination or immunisation;”.

footprintsintheslow Mon 06-Apr-20 07:34:05

I can't he bothered to engage with anti vaxers. Selfish idiots

LiveintheNow Mon 06-Apr-20 07:34:07

Coronavirus Act

whatswithtodaytoday Mon 06-Apr-20 07:35:14

WakeandBake why wouldn't you want a chicken pox vaccine for your kids? Other than the cost, of course.

WakeAndBake Mon 06-Apr-20 07:35:21

@Scottishgirl85

That's a nice attitude, rely on others to get vaccinated so you can also be protected hmm are you saying the pp is avoiding a risk and those getting vaccinated are taking one from the team?

Why on earth would you not want to be vaccinated? How do we know the rushed out vaccine is effective or safe?

BelleSausage Mon 06-Apr-20 07:35:40

It should be.

Or, if you don’t wish to have it and don’t have a doctors note to say you can’t have it you should be forced to opt out of al government services.

I think that’s fair.

WakeAndBake Mon 06-Apr-20 07:38:54

Is there any limit to the amount of vaccines people are happy to take/be ordered to have? Would you have dozens? Scores? Hundreds?

And how well tested should they be? Or is the say so of a politician and a man in a white coat enough?

Hollyhead Mon 06-Apr-20 07:40:39

I wouldn’t have thought so - measles and TB are more dangerous illnesses and much more contagious and those vaccinations are not mandatory.

WakeAndBake Mon 06-Apr-20 07:41:09

Or, if you don’t wish to have it and don’t have a doctors note to say you can’t have it you should be forced to opt out of al government services.

Yes, create an untouchable caste of people outside of society, what could go wrong?

Chrisinthemorning Mon 06-Apr-20 07:42:46

I hope it’s mandatory unless the patient has a positive antibody test.
Bloody hate anti vaxxers. Selfish and stupid.

BelleSausage Mon 06-Apr-20 07:43:22

@WakeAndBake

All vaccines for serious illness should be mandatory. It is a scandal that they aren’t.

Because people like you frighten people in to not getting vaccinated there is a rise in the number of fatal measles cases and a rise in young men being made infertile by mumps. Things we had almost totally eradicated 20 years ago.

So we’ll done in being a net contributor in making the world more dangerous for us all.

Go spread your vaccine misinformation elsewhere.

GCAcademic Mon 06-Apr-20 07:44:06

Which is your preferred option, then, OP? Herd immunity (though catching the disease, obviously, as vaccination is so undesirable), or lockdown for the rest of our lives?

Undecided91 Mon 06-Apr-20 07:44:39

I hope not! God knows what could be in that untested new vaccine and what side effects would be. especially on young children and young peeople. Old and ill can get vaccinated.

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