Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, has issued directives to have the mounting of roadblocks used to forcefully vaccinate people halted.
The Minister issued the directive through her official Twitter page.
“Mounting Roadblocks to enforce vaccinations against COVID-19 is totally against well-established global clinical practices. It must stop immediately; District health teams should devise other legal mechanisms to increase vaccination up take,” she tweeted.
She went forth to tag her office, the Ministry of Health and the Uganda Police.
The tweet follows previous complaints filed by unvaccinated passengers and motorists who said they were being forced to digest the jab at designated roadblocks.
However, in a report filed by the Daily Monitor newspaper, a section of human rights activists and lawyers continue to reason that the exercise should not be forced as it oversteps one’s freedom.
“Forcing someone to take a Covid-19 jab is violating their rights. Rather, people should be persuaded and encouraged to be vaccinated at their convenience,” Ivan Bwowe, a lawyer, noted.
Nevertheless, there is a looming worry that Covid-19 cases might increase, especially after the Ministry of Health confirmed on Saturday that the country was currently experiencing the third wave of the pandemic.