Should vaccination jabs be compulsory? Some further thoughts

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Teacher getting vaccinated during the first day of the vaccination rollout in the education sector on June 23, 2021 at the KwaMashu Indoor Sports Centre in Durban, South Africa. It is reported that the COVID-19 vaccination of teachers and support staff commenced today and will run until July 08th.  (Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Teacher getting vaccinated during the first day of the vaccination rollout in the education sector on June 23, 2021 at the KwaMashu Indoor Sports Centre in Durban, South Africa. It is reported that the COVID-19 vaccination of teachers and support staff commenced today and will run until July 08th. (Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)

Martin Prozesky’s article on ethics and vaccination refusal is well-reasoned, and interesting — bringing together the views of three highly ethical people: Zackie Achmat, Mary de Haas, and Pixie van Heerden (The Witness, July 19): approving the position of Achmat that the interest of the common good should prevail over individual requirements, and vaccination should be compulsory.

But I am concerned that some aspects of this very crucial issue have not been acknowledged.

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