Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has hinted at the possibility of making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for students over 12 years of age.
Speaking at the commissioning of the San Juan Government Primary School on Monday, he says if the vaccinated student population does not reach ideal herd immunity levels in September, Government may have to intervene.
The Prime Minister continues to urge parents to do what is right to protect their children but believes Government may have to take measures to ensure enough students are vaccinated.
Dr. Rowley assures that all children will have an education, but notes that whether a child is vaccinated or not could determine whether there will be virtual or physical classes.
The Prime Minister reminds that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been granted full approval by the US FDA, and says that should allay any doubt or fear that parents had before.