1 Comments Commercial law, litigation, contracts, IP, property law
As this is a relatively new situation, generally at the moment you can't be forced to take any vaccine, however, if it is the policy of an airline, another country, another state or any place outside of your home, to have only vaccinated people using their services, then the rules need to be abided by. If you extend the issue to the end, covering all possible scenarios, such as airlines having to alert all other passengers that there will be a passenger on board that has not had the vaccine, because although it is your right to not be vaccinated it is everyone else's right to choose not use or to use a service if you will be using it at the same time as them, as their health is just as important as yours. The same currently happens with parents who choose not to vaccinate their children, daycares refuse children who have not been vaccinated and require poof that every child has been vaccinated. It's not a new thing for this to happen. A non-vaccinated child in school, when they get sick, parents of other children need to be notified that their child will be at risk from the un-vaccinated child. By not alerting other people will be a breach of their human rights and their ability to make an informed decision as to whether they are ok with proceeding to use the same service as you. While you have rights to refuse or agree, you also have responsibilities to all of those around you that could be effected by your choices. Other people have the right to be informed and they have the responsibility to make an informed decision. We don't live in a vacuum, we live in a society with other people. Whatever your reasons are, they may be valid and you're allowed to have them but so are other people's. One last example would be someone who is HIV positive not telling potential partners of their status and infecting them as a result. The freedom to make an informed decision has been taken away and in its place another's person's choices has become more important.