By NATASHA MEAH
JULY 26, 2021
- Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said it was not yet time for the Government to think about making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory
- The vaccines were being rolled out under a scheme for emergency authorisation in the pandemic, he said
- When Covid-19 becomes an endemic disease, governments around the world may consider making vaccination mandatory, he added
SINGAPORE — It is not yet time for the Government to think about making Covid-19 jabs mandatory as they are being rolled out under emergency authorisation, though perhaps it is a policy that “governments around the world will have to consider” when Covid-19 becomes endemic, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Monday (July 26).
Member of Parliament (MP) Alex Yam of Marsiling-Yew Tee Group Representation Constituency (GRC) asked in Parliament about making Covid-19 jabs mandatory, an issue he said he had raised at the beginning of the vaccination programme.
Mr Yam said it was “our civic duty to be vaccinated, if there are no medical grounds to refuse”.