MANDATORY Covid attacks would be unethical and unworkable, Sajid Javid claimed.
Boris Johnson kicked off the idea after saying social distancing measures could not continue “indefinitely”.
PM say we need a “nsymposium “about the best ways to control future pandemic waves after restrictions are lifted.
But the Health Secretary said forcing the public to get vaccinated against their will was a no-brainer.
Around four out of five Britons over the age of 12 have had two doses of the fighter.
UKHSA Chief Medical Adviser Dr Susan Hopkins said “immunization is crucial to help us strengthen our defenses against severe illness caused by this new variant”.
Adults are encouraged accept their offer of booster vaccinations as soon as it arrives from the NHS.
Austria is set to enforce vaccinations from February, while people over 60 in Greece will face monthly fines from January if they refuse to get vaccinated.
Mr Javid said mandatory immunization for everyone was “unethical and also ineffective on a practical level”.
He added: “If you ask me about universal vaccination – as some countries in Europe have said they will – on a practical level, I just think it won’t work because vaccination race has to be a positive decision.”
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NHS and social care workers are required to get their Covid shot.
Speaking on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said he was not “a culture where we force people to be vaccinated”.
But admitting that we cannot consistently impose restrictions “just because a large portion of the population is still sad unvaccinated”.
A spokesman for Mr Johnson said he was taking a “broader view” during the press conference on Omicron.
He added: “I think he’s been clear that he doesn’t want us to have a society and culture where we force people to get vaccinated.
“I think he is making it more clear that he intends to continue to develop further palliative measures for the coronavirus and any subsequent mutations, be it multivalent vaccination or other therapies. , like the antiretroviral that we’re working on.”
However, some scientists say the mandatory Covid shots enhance absorption.
Professor John Edmunds, a member of Sage, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said the vaccine passport forced young French people to be vaccinated.
He said: “There are still millions of people eligible to be vaccinated and unvaccinated in the millions in the UK and this is a real, real problem.
“The fact that you may have to get vaccinated to get to certain locations could help improve vaccine coverage, especially in younger age groups. It certainly did in France. ”
Several European countries are debating whether to make them mandatory for all citizens.
He announced he was strengthening the rules as scientists warned the NHS could be infiltrated by 1,000 daily patients infected with the virus.
Backed by leading docs Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance, PM relays stark evidence that the spike is doubling between every 2.5 and three days.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/16992554/brits-mandatory-covid-vaccines-sajid-javid/ Sajid Javid warns that forcing Britons to have mandatory Covid jabs will be ‘impossible’