The article, “Should Covid Vaccines Be Mandatory?” explains whether or not the government should force people to get vaccinated. With the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of people have died from it, leaving the U.S. to take action by approving and providing two Covid vaccines. If a sufficient amount of people take the vaccine, it can not only decrease the spread of Covid but potentially end it. Yet many are still in disagreement with these vaccines.
Those in favor that think the Covid-19 vaccine should be mandatory say it is a civic duty to take the vaccine which is why the government should make it mandatory. They believe that the vaccines will help achieve immunity as it’s a safe and effective tool. The pandemic will not end if only a certain percent of the population is vaccinated while the rest aren’t.
On the other hand, those that think it’s not necessary to make the vaccine mandated have many opinions about it. Certain people do not trust the vaccine or any vaccines in general. Many people are also scared of any future side effects that will come across in the long run. They think that the best way to reduce the virus is to reach herd immunity. Forcing vaccines on the people will only make them less likely to get vaccinated as there are also many others that do not trust the government.
What are your thoughts, should the government make it mandatory for everyone to get the Covid-19 vaccine?