Minister: No plans to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for now

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 21 Feb 2021, 8:06 am

COVID-19 | The government has yet to decide on whether to enforce mandatory Covid-19 vaccination under the second and third phases of the National Covid-19 Immunisation programme, in the event of a low take-up rate for the free vaccines.

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said for now, the government retains its stand that Covid-19 vaccination is a voluntary exercise.

"We will see in future if there really are not many (volunteers); we will perhaps consider another policy," he said during a press conference at KLIA this morning after the arrival of the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine...

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