The World Health Organization does not believe that coronavirus vaccination should be mandatory. It is better to inform the population, tell them about the benefits, so that people voluntarily participate in vaccination, the WHO noted, TASS reports.
This was stated on Friday at a briefing by the head of the WHO Department of Immunization, Kate O’Brien. “I don’t think we should (go) along the path of mandatory vaccination,” said she.
Dr. Michael Ryan, Director of the WHO Emergency Programme, expressed a similar point of view. “The reality is that the vaccine is what people need. However, the deployment of vaccination should be carried out accurately and carefully,” said he. The specialist underlined that “we need to assure people and involve them in vaccination”.
“We need to convince people and conduct a dialogue on this issue. There are certain circumstances in which governments may require mandatory vaccination. But it’s better to avoid it. It is much better to inform the population, tell them about the benefits, so that people participate voluntarily in vaccination,” said Michael Ryan.