Adrian McErlean

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

Under The Human Rights Act 1998 how can you discriminate against us the people who refuse a vaccine?

Do you plan to renew the the human rights act to allow discrimination against us the people?

If human rights are a real thing how can the government remove them whenever they feel like it?

Yours faithfully,

Adrian McErlean

Public Correspondence, Prime Minister's Office

Dear Mr McErlean,

Thank you for your email of 8 March to the Cabinet Office.

Vaccine take-up so far has been significantly better than we had hoped
for, and is at well over 90% in some groups. But, for a number of reasons,
that uptake will never be 100%.

 

Vaccines are voluntary, and some people may not have received appointments
due to issues with contact information, or because they have existing
medical conditions that mean they cannot be vaccinated at this stage.

The science is clear. Vaccines save lives and are the most effective
public health intervention since clean water.

All vaccines go through a robust clinical trial process and are only
rolled out to patients once they have met the strict safety, effectiveness
and quality standards of the regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare
Healthcare Regulatory products Agency (MHRA). The NHS will provide advice
and information at every possible opportunity to support those receiving a
vaccine, and to anyone who has questions about the vaccination process.

As set out in the roadmap out of lockdown published on 22 February, the
Government will review whether COVID-status certification using testing or
vaccination could play a role in reopening our economy, reducing
restrictions on social contact and improving safety.

 

The review will consider the ethical, equalities, privacy, legal and
operational aspects of this approach. Work is being led by the Chancellor
of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove MP, and will be completed ahead of
Step 4 of the roadmap, on 21 June. We also expect an initial update in
early April.

I hope you find this information helpful and reassuring.

Yours sincerely,

Ellie

Correspondence Officer

Public Correspondence

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