Do not make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory

Do not under any circumstances make vaccination against Covid-19 a requirement for the public. To coerce in the form of fines or otherwise, as is being proposed in Austria, would be a grotesque violation of bodily autonomy.

25,764 Signatures

Wednesday 8th December 2021
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Wednesday 8th June 2022
Estimated Final Signatures: 51,392

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1. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2021
15/12/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: UK’s four Chief Medical Officers have raised the Covid alert level to 4, its second-highest level.Although - Speech Link

2. Covid-19
11/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: contacting your local GP practice, so that we can make sure that we reach the remaining people in those - Speech Link
2: for 10 days, or longer if they test positive for Covid-19 during their stay. We have contracted 16 hotels - Speech Link
3: be used from day 5, but that would be in addition to the two mandatory tests. The combination of enhanced - Speech Link

3. National Health Service
13/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: winter where care homes may have to battle with covid and flu, the question we should ask ourselves is - Speech Link
2: and other measures, for instance the requirement for vaccination to travel to some countries, which we - Speech Link
3: of my speech, but one important feature of this proposed legislation is that it gives staff a grace period - Speech Link

4. Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021
20/07/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: vulnerable to Covid-19, including their incredible efforts to support the vaccination rollout across - Speech Link

5. Covid-19 Update
10/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: “With your permission, Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the further steps we are taking - Speech Link
2: progress, the greatest is unquestionably our vaccination programme. Across the UK, the overwhelming majority - Speech Link
3: protect themselves this winter. I understand that vaccination can, of course, be an emotive issue. Most of - Speech Link

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asked by: Yvonne Fovargue
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asked by: Yvonne Fovargue
... how much of the Hardship Fund allocated to local authorities was spent between March and October 2020; and what proportion of that fund was spent over that time period.

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asked by: Luke Pollard
... whether a meeting of the covid-19 operations ministerial committee was scheduled for 12 September 2020.

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asked by: Luke Pollard
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Anyone's body is not the property of the government. The Government must not make medical decisions for people without their explicit consent. This is a fundamental human right.

It doesn't matter how dangerous a virus is. We believe a government forcing people to get injections sets a far, far more dangerous precedent.

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Government Response

Thursday 30th December 2021

The United Kingdom operates a system of informed consent for vaccinations. We are encouraging people to get vaccinated to reduce serious illness, reduce pressure on hospitals and reduce deaths.

The United Kingdom operates a system of informed consent for vaccinations. We are not forcing anyone to take the vaccine, but we must ensure the safety of the people most at risk from COVID-19 in our society as our first priority.

It is a general legal and ethical principle that valid consent must be obtained from an individual before they receive the COVID-19 vaccination as would be the case before starting any other treatment or physical intervention.

For consent to receive the vaccine to be valid, it must be given by an appropriately informed person with capacity who is acting voluntarily and who has given consent to receiving the vaccine freely without undue pressure or coercion.

We are encouraging people to get vaccinated to reduce serious illness, reduce deaths and reduce pressure on hospitals

Throughout the pandemic we have had to take difficult decisions balancing individual choices against the wider risks to some of the most vulnerable people in our society. It is the professional responsibility of all those who can have the vaccine to take it in order to safely work with people most at risk from COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of deployment for frontline health and social care and care home staff is not a mandatory vaccination policy, it is a condition that applies to anyone entering these high-risk care home settings or working directly with patients. Prior to the pandemic, workplace health and safety and occupational health policies were already in place which required the Hepatitis B vaccine for those deployed to undertake exposure prone procedures.

The UK COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Plan (published Feb 13), aims to improve uptake across all communities. A copy is available here: The plan sets out the government’s approach to making sure everyone has the opportunity to get vaccinated and have the information they need to make an informed decision.

Working together with the NHS and UK Health Service Authority (UKHSA), the Department of Health and Social Care is providing advice and information at every possible opportunity to support those getting the vaccine and to anyone who might have questions about the vaccination process. This includes the benefits and potential risks.

The UKHSA and the University of Cambridge MRC Biostatistics Unit previously reported on the direct and indirect impact of the vaccination programme on infections and mortality. Estimates suggest that 127,500 deaths and 24,144,000 infections have been prevented as a result of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, up to 24 September.

Vaccines are now safer than ever before. Any vaccine must first go through the usual rigorous testing and development process and meet strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness before it can be deployed.

Each COVID-19 vaccine candidate is assessed by teams of scientists and clinicians on a case by case basis and is only authorised once it has met robust standards of effectiveness, safety and quality set by the medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

There are extensive checks and balances required by law at every stage of the development of a vaccine. The data looked at includes all the results from laboratory studies, clinical trials, manufacturing and quality controls and testing of the product. The public should be very confident that all tests were completed to the very highest standards.

Department of Health and Social Care

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