No Nigerian would not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health, revealed this during a talk on Arise TV yesterday.
“Nothing will be made mandatory. It’s optional. The choice is yours. Nobody will be forced to take any vaccine,” he said.
When asked whether it could become mandatory in the future, “If that happens, it would not be a decision of Nigeria.”
According to him, countries will have to start requiring a COVID-19 vaccination certificate before letting outsiders in, similar to the Yellow Card certificate.
He added that Nigeria may be influenced by a demand by countries for a certificate of vaccination, adding that “it may just be something that will become global.”
Meanwhile, the Federal Government had said Nigerians who received COVID-19 vaccines abroad must be tested upon arrival in Nigeria” Mamora.