The Federal Government says Nigerians will not be mandated to take the COVID-19 vaccination. Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, disclosed this on Wednesday, March 3, during a chat on 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.”