Should vaccination against Covid-19 be mandatory? We ask the people of Bristol

‘Those that choose not to have it are inflicting a lack of freedom on others’

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Austria has controversially announced it will make Covid vaccines a legal requirement next February - the question is, should the UK follow suit?

More than 45 million people across the UK have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, with more than 15 million getting their booster jabs.

But as cases continue to rise in the Bristol area, should the measure be taken to tackling the problem.

BristolWorld spoke to people in the city today to find out what people thought about the idea of making the vaccine a legal requirement - the response was very mixed.

All the people we spoke to were in favour of the vaccine, but that didn’t mean they were all in agreement that the vaccine becoming a legal requirement.

Shay Green said he thought the idea of was ‘Orwellian’ and ‘removed the idea of freedom in the country’.

But student Sam Wyatt disagreed.

He said ‘the people not getting the vaccine are the ones ruining our freedom’.

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