The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that mandatory vaccinations could be counterproductive, sparking a massive wave of boycott.
Countries have the right to launch their own vaccination campaigns on their own, according to WHO, but forcing people to use vaccines may be the wrong decision.
“I don’t think vaccination should be considered an obligation, especially for this vaccine. Countries should encourage and facilitate people to do it, instead of asking. I don’t support any country.” Who sets the mandatory immunization regulations, “said Kate O’Brien, WHO’s director of vaccination.
She acknowledges that health workers in hospitals should be given Covid-19 vaccine to reduce the risk of infecting themselves and the patient. However, she also said that persuading the public to vaccinate immediately is a big challenge.
Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO’s Emergency Program Manager, advocates for the introduction of scientific data, helping people understand the benefits of vaccines in the fight against viruses and letting them decide for themselves whether to get vaccinated. room or not.
“The vaccine story has good messages. It is a victory based on the effort and potential of humans with a new virus. We need to convince them with that story,” he said.
According to WHO, the world has 51 vaccines tested in humans, 13 of which have reached the final stage. 163 “other candidates” developed in the laboratory.
In the context of countries preparing to approve and distribute vaccines, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus encourages priority for those most vulnerable to the virus.
“This is not an easy decision,” he said. He said that health workers, people with background illness or advanced age should get the vaccine first.
Thuc Linh (According to the SCMP)