Do you think it should be law to have the COVID vaccine?

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9th December 2021

CHILDREN in some parts of England are three times more likely to be vaccinated against COVID than others, new data has shown.

More than half of 12 to 15-year-olds have been vaccinated in the southeast of England, compared to just 40% in the northwest and the West Midlands. London has the lowest regional vaccination rate.

Bridget Phillipson, Labour’s shadow education secretary, says more needs to be done to encourage young people to get the jab. “As Omicron cases in the UK are starting to rise it’s even more important that we speed up vaccine rollout, but the Government’s lacklustre approach is putting children’s education at risk of further disruption,” she said.

She wants there to be better access to walk-in clinics and a campaign to show the benefits of the vaccination programme.

In other parts of Europe, governments are looking at making it a legal requirement to have the jab. Austria says it will be compulsory to have the vaccination from February 2022, and Germany could introduce the same rule. Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already agreed to ban unvaccinated people from restaurants, cinemas and lots of shops.

Do you think it should be law to have the COVID vaccine?

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marthajja · 1 month ago

No because some people might nor want it or might not be able to get it I think it should be recommend to get it buy not the law.

mrcoolbean · 1 month ago

If you force people, they might just end up feel even worse about it. I think that they should probably just try to encourage people more to have it. Another reason could be that the vaccination doesn't work for everyone either.

dragonnerd · 1 month ago

I think that people should have a choice, especially since scientists are not aware of the long term side effects. I think that the uk should give other poorer countries the vaccines before getting people who don't want it to have it.

puzzlepeas · 1 month ago

I think that it should because it will help people in need and it's made by proffesionals

anonymous8 · 1 month ago

I think it should be a law because the Omicron variant, the worst one, has been released. We don't want people to lose their lives due to this, especially old people, so we should vaccinate everyone.

blackmamba · 1 month ago

If you don't get it you putting yourself and other at risk.

vale · 1 month ago

We should have the COVID vaccine because enough people are dying and its for our health

izzy89 · 1 month ago

I don't object to having the vaccine, but having the vaccine should be an option, like the flu vaccine.

ccusk · 1 month ago

people should have a right to choose

torchex · 1 month ago

Yes as they need to lower covid cases down and if they don’t we may face another lockdown.

xiangxiang · 1 month ago

Yes Because you need force People to get a vaccine to protect people.

dscool · 1 month ago

Yes because no one wants to go into lockdown again

jumpybunny · 1 month ago

I think it should be law because I don't see much point in rolling out the vaccine if lots of people refuse it.

tmilner · 1 month ago

IT SHOULD COVID JUST GOT WORSE

sunnysmilz · 1 month ago

No because if it is the law you are basically forcing someone to put chemicals in their body. Also, some people can get really bad side effects.

weirdcat · 4 weeks ago

No, but you should have to have your covid passport with you at all indoor events

katkid10 · 3 weeks ago

If someone has problems that means that they are unable to have the vaccine, that shouldn't be against the law.

hpglader · 3 weeks ago

yes because it will be safer and there will be a less chance of people spreading it or encourage more people to have it so they dont feel as tho you are forcing it

superpug27 · 2 weeks ago

Some people can't get it or don't want to have it and making it illegal will only want them to get it less. People deserve a choice, and trying to enforce this law would be a nightmare. So a definite no on this one.

babsbunny · 2 weeks ago

Yes because then there will be less cases and it will help to just turn COVID into a common cold.

snoopy15 · 1 week ago

No, because some people might have health problems or different ways of stopping having the vaccine

iloveelly · 1 week ago

Someone might have a health problem meaning they can't take it. But someone else might not actually want to have the covid vaccine so no, there should be no law.