SINGAPORE - Making Covid-19 vaccination compulsory is an issue which needs to be considered carefully, Senior Minister of State for health Janil Puthucheary told Parliament on Monday (Nov 1).
Answering a question on whether vaccinations can be made mandatory since the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has now been fully approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, Dr Janil said that doing so is also quite difficult in terms of execution.
A number of factors have to be considered, including vaccine coverage, international practice and the availability and performance of fully registered Covid-19 vaccines.
The policing, execution and implementation of compulsory vaccination would be challenging, Dr Janil added.
"I think it's something to consider, but there are a whole lot of complications associated with that."