The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared that Nigerians won’t be forced to administer the COVID-19 vaccination.
This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, yesterday in a chat with ARISE TV.
”Nothing will be made mandatory. It’s optional. The choice is yours. Nobody will be forced to take any vaccine,” he said.
Asked if it might become mandatory later, Mamora said, “If that happens, it would not be a decision of Nigeria.”
According to him, just like 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.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria had said Nigerians who received COVID-19 vaccines abroad must be tested upon arrival in Nigeria.Mamora,
He explained that getting COVID-19 vaccination does not immune a person from contracting the virus.