The federal government is working towards applying punitive measures against Nigerians who endanger the lives of others by refusing COVID-19 vaccination.
Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, disclosed Tuesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen about COVID-19 vaccination in the country.
He said: “The Presidential Steering Committee and the Federal Ministry of Health is exploring ways of making vaccines more available to all Nigerians including Federal Civil Servants and Corporate entities.
“If some individuals refuse to take the vaccine, hence endangering those who have or those who could not due to medical exemptions, then we have to apply the basic rule of law which stipulates that your human right stops where mine begins. So, you have a right to refuse vaccines, but you do not have the right to endanger the health of others.”
He enjoined governors to provide leadership in mobilizing citizens to accept COVID-19 vaccine.
He said the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination had commenced in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.