New Brunswick may consider mandating the COVID-19 vaccine in the future, says Premier Brain Higgs.
“I think it’s New Brunswick, and probably more debate across the country,” Higgs said in an interview. CBC power and politics Following a meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Prime Ministers on January 10.
Higgs said he would follow the proposal of Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, who said he believed that the states and territories should consider mandating vaccines for everyone on January 7. Was answering the question.
However, according to the Higgs, this topic received “very limited discussion” during the Prime Minister’s call with Trudeau.
“Before the pandemic, various views across the country pointed out that his state had previously proposed legislation requiring children in schools and nursery centers to be vaccinated unless medically exempted. There is, “he said.
“I voted [a] A compulsory vaccine policy, “he said. “Did not pass.”
The bill was introduced in 2019 by the State Minister of Education Dominicardi. Exclusion Religious and philosophical tax exemptions for vaccination. Defeated in a free vote among the four parties of Parliament on June 18, 2020.
Higgs said some people would only consider vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine if it had a “personal” effect.
“We’ve seen it. Whether your child is on a sports team and wants to go to a game for kids, in Quebec … to a liquor store, you need to be vaccinated. When it personally affects people, it seems to be an immediate option, “he said.
He states that Canadian patience is “thin” to unvaccinated people, and why limits when vaccinated people “move an extra distance” to be vaccinated. Said I don’t know if I need it.
“So it’s becoming more and more problematic and we want to be able to manage and overcome 90 percent. [vaccination rate] If you keep it in a booster, you’ll be fine, “he said.
“But that’s the dialogue we’re likely to do again.”
Higgs, who tested positive for COVID-19 in late December, gave reporters a “double vaccination” and additional vaccination at a video briefing in Frederikton on December 31, 2021. He said that the symptoms would remain because he received the vaccine. “Mild.”
January 6th Reported by CBC Some of the Prime Minister’s close relatives tested positive for COVID-19. They were also completely vaccinated and received booster shots.
and interview During the CTV question period on January 9, Higgs is uncertain whether unvaccinated will ultimately endanger the state’s health system, but will step up to the “next level” if necessary. Said.
“If there is a continuous 10% outbreak of refusal to vaccinate, we have to move on to the next level,” he said.
Not all premieres reflect the Higgs sentiment.
Immediately after Duclos’ press conference on January 7, Alberta Premier Jason Kenny was denied Essential vaccination ideas for social media posts.
While encouraging people to vaccinate, Kenny said it was a personal choice.
“Last year, the Alberta Parliament removed the authority for compulsory vaccination from public health law and will not reconsider its decision or duration,” he wrote on January 7.
Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan, took a similar position to Kenny.
“We strongly recommend vaccination to protect yourself and others from serious illness, but in Saskatchewan this is a personal choice and is imposed on you by the government. It will not be done, “Moe wrote in a statement on the same day.
Canadian Press contributed to this report.