‘Making vaccination mandatory could be legally justifiable’

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Constitutional law expert Professor Pierre de Vos says making vaccination mandatory could be legally justifiable in some cases.

Many major companies were initially hesitant to venture into the debate over whether to mandate vaccines for their workers or not.

Some advocated giving their employees access to the vaccine as early as possible, with the hope that a significant majority of people would opt to get the shots voluntarily.

However, that has not been the case in reality as some experts argue that people’s making vaccination mandatory would violate people’s rights.

Professor de Vos says this may not necessarily be the case.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, renowned epidemiologist Professor Salim Abdool Karim suggested that vaccines could become mandatory in some sectors, such as healthcare.

Karim says those in the industry who choose not to vaccinate should be required to provide a weekly negative COVID-19 test.

Several countries across the globe already have the requirement in place for some sectors.

Karim says this is for society’s benefit at large.

VIDEO: On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government was looking at introducing a vaccine passport system, which could be used as evidence of vaccination.