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Make vaccination mandatory for getting driver’s licence

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:06 AM


If the United States Embassy were to implement a policy that all visa applicants have to be fully vaccinated, and that persons renewing their visas have to be fully vaxxed, before renewals will be processed and/or granted, then such moves would, most likely, push many anti-vaxxers and vaccine-hesitants to swiftly get vaccinated.

The Government of Jamaica should, immediately, implement a policy, not unlike the aforementioned ones, that, unless you are fully vaxxed, and can show proof thereof, then you will not be eligible to apply for motor vehicle licences and/or motor vehicle licence renewals.

The Government should indirectly mandate vaccines. While we have the right not to take a vaccine, getting a driver’s licence and/or renewing the same is a privilege.