COVID-19: Refusing the COVID-19 vaccine is selfish, says Gove

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said that people who turn down Covid vaccination are “selfish” and put others’ lives at risk.

The government has already said it plans mandatory vaccination for nightclubs in England from September.

By Monday, 88.1% of adults in the United Kingdom had received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 70.5% had been completely vaccinated.

The government plans to make full vaccination for those who are not covered by an exemption a condition of entry for nightclubs in England starting in September.

Speaking also on Tuesday, the Scottish First Minister said that people should regard it as a “collective civic duty” to be vaccinated.

Some Conservative MPs criticised COVID-19 certification for civil liberties and threatened to boycott their party’s conference in the fall if proof of vaccination is demanded from participants.