(Dominica News Online) Leader of the opposition Lennox Linton is of the view that citizens should have the right to decide whether or not they should be vaccinated, contrary to the statement made by the President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin, that consideration should be given to making vaccination mandatory to effectively combat COVID-19.
While delivering an address at the first meeting of the second session of the tenth Parliament last week, Savarin noted that Dominica has been struggling to meet the target of 70% to 80% of its adult population being fully vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.
He suggested that alternative consideration should be given to making vaccination mandatory, “or at the very least limitations have to be placed with respect to access to certain services regarding persons who refuse to be vaccinated for no legitimate reasons.”
When asked at a recent press conference held by the United Workers Party (UWP), to comment on the President’s statement, Linton responded, “I don’t agree with that. I believe that the people of Dominica and the people around the world are responsible enough about their own health and safety to determine whether they need vaccinations or not in a crisis like this.”