The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said COVID-19 vaccination will not be mandatory in Nigeria, adding that nobody will be forced to take any vaccine. The minister stated this during his interview with Arise News yesterday while addressing the question on the arrival of the vaccine in the country.
Nothing will be made mandatory. It’s optional. The choice is yours. Nobody will be forced to take any vaccine,” he said. When asked if it might become mandatory further down the line, Mamora said, “If that happens, it would not be a decision of Nigeria.”
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He said that just as one can’t travel to some countries without having the Yellow Card certificate, countries might have to start demanding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate before allowing outsiders in. He said Nigeria may be influenced by a demand by countries for a certificate of vaccination, adding that it may just be something that will become global. “So, it may come to that”, he said. “If you like, call it enlightened self-interest, why should I allow you to bring a deadly virus into the country?
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