Mandatory Vaccination and it's impact on governmental support

I believe the Secretary of State for Health, in London, is looking at the possibility of mandatory vaccination, if and when one becomes available. I would choose to have this vaccination but would refuse on principle of informed consent if it was forced upon the population.

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If vaccination was made compulsory it would force doctor's and nurses's to choose to go against their existing Codes of Conduct and the idea of informed consent. As a nurse myself, I would find this problematic and could also leave me open to a charge of assault and disciplinary action from the NMC. This policy would obviously only be beneficial if carried out across the three nations of Great Britain, otherwise there maybe migration across borders to avoid the vaccine, with the increased risk of virus translocation.
What are the current feelings towards this within the Scottish Parliament and would this proposal be enforceable under Scottish Law?
I assume Northern Ireland is working closely with the Republic to ensure a close harmonisation of response there.

by Craigflower13 on May 08, 2020 at 04:30PM

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  • Posted by Elkie May 08, 2020 at 16:45

    Thank you, I applaud your ethical standards.
    If the government insists on me getting a vaccination, I would certainly insist to be insured against all possible side effects, likely or not. Since the drug manufactures usually protect themselves against all complaints in that regards, I don't think I have anything to worry about. This particular virus is a tricky one and I am quite sure, there will be something along the lines "could cause existent autoimmune conditions to flare up, or new ones to present" in the leaflet.
  • Posted by DevVeh May 08, 2020 at 16:54

    I agree. Making it mandaroty is a tricky issue.

    But those who refuse to have it should be asked to issolate until a sufficient number of people have had the vaccination. Like with a lot of vaccines, not everyone is able to get one because of their health. But if enough people do the community is still protected
  • Posted by GJBB May 08, 2020 at 17:49

    Restrict flying, contact sports and attendance at large gatherings to those who have a certificate of vaccination or antibodies?
  • Posted by wisteria May 08, 2020 at 18:52

    Vaccination cannot be made mediatory, but restrictions could be made for those that refuse.
  • Posted by Elkie May 08, 2020 at 21:08

    As someone who would probably avoid vaccination (at least without being offered n antibody test first), I would happily agree to the restrictions mentioned above, and more.
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