Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said he ”wouldn’t rule out” introducing a mandatory coronavirus vaccine scheme in Wales when one becomes available.
Speaking on ITV Wales’ political programme Sharp End, the minister said the Welsh Government are considering a range of options for delivering the vaccine. Gething said mandating a vaccination was at the ”more extreme end” of those options.
He said: ”I don’t think it’s sensible for any politician to rule out possible options because we can’t tell where we’re going to be in a month let alone six months or a year.”
In order for a vaccination to be effective it needs to be taken up by a large proportion of the population, but Gething said he believes most people in Wales will volunteer to receive the it. Gething said: ”I actually think we’ll see high levels of take up and as you know we need to have high levels of take up to provide protection for the whole population.”