Hancock is Looking Seriously at Implementing Mandatory Vaccinations for School Children

The government has warned that vaccinations for school children could actually become mandatory in the future. Matt Hancock, who works in the health and social care industry has stated that he is in fact looking seriously at the future and that he believes this could be a good move.

The main reason for this is because he is worried about the rate of vaccinations, especially with things like measles. He spoke at a Conservative conference and he has also stated that he had undertaken legal advice on how to make any kind of mandatory vaccinations happen. Of course, he is also concerned because measles is a serious problem and right now it is unbelievable that Britain has now lost its measles-free status. He has also warned that parents who decide not to vaccinate their children are actually putting other children at risk. This includes children who are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons. Of course, when the state provide a service, Mr. Hancock believes that it should in fact be a two-way street and that people have their responsibilities too.

The minister added that he has received advice from the inside government this week on how they should go about implementing the right measures and that they are also trying to look into everything very seriously. This could mean great things for those who are advocates for vaccinations but right now it appears that there are a lot of people who have a problem with it.

Of course, it's important to know that those who work in private nursing or even in homecare need to be given support too because if vaccinations need to be given then there needs to be enough for the staff so that they can give them confidently.

We use cookies to provide you with the best possible browsing experience on our website. You can find out more below.
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
ResolutionUsed to ensure the correct version of the site is displayed to your device.
SessionUsed to track your user session on our website.
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics is an analytics tool to measure website, app, digital and offline data to gain user insights.
Google Tag Manager

More Details