British Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not want to introduce compulsory vaccination, but to maintain a completely voluntary approach, unlike Italy.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not want to introduce compulsory vaccination but maintains a completely voluntary approach, unlike Italy and other countries.
Vaccination requirement, Johnson: ‘Britain says no to coercion’
Italy has chosen to introduce compulsory vaccination for the over-50s, while Austria is set to introduce compulsory vaccination for everyone from February.
Britain, on the other hand, has decided not to use this method. “We want to keep a voluntary approach, I believe in things achieved through collaboration. Through a collective and voluntary approach we have higher vaccination rates in this country. Other European countries are moving towards coercion,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with Sky News.
Vaccination requirement, Johnson: “Government supports hospitals”
“The health service is doing an outstanding job in difficult circumstances. As a government, the most important thing we can do is to continue to support hospitals and staff. We need to give doctors and nurses what they need to fight Covid,” said Boris Johnson, emphasising the importance of a government supporting health workers at this time. On compulsory vaccination, he preferred to continue with a voluntary approach.
Vaccination requirement, Johnson: ‘Vaccination is vital
“We also need to make sure that people understand how much pressure is caused by the Omicron variant. Vaccination is vital, a large number of hospital patients have not been vaccinated at all. The majority of patients in intensive care are not vaccinated. I want to address all those who are not yet vaccinated and the no vax people who continue to spread nonsense on social media: they are completely wrong,” said Boris Johnson.