The government of Trinidad and Tobago is not considering and has not discussed any policy related to the mandatory vaccination of public sector workers, this as revealed by Minister of Labour Stephen McClashie.
He was responding to United National Congress (UNC) MP Rudy Indarsingh who on Wednesday called for Government to disclose if it was discussing or preparing policy, law or regulations for mandatory vaccinations in the workplace.
MP Indarsingh was contributing on Wednesday in Parliament on the debate on a motion to extend the State of Emergency. The was passed with Government voting for the Motiin. The Opposition abstained from the vote.
Minister McClashie said that the government’s approach is to encourage the population to become vaccinated with a lot of advertisements:
“And there’s been no pronouncement that if you don’t take it we are going to make it mandatory,” he added: “But we’re not pursuing that (mandatory vaccination) at this point”.
Minister McClashie stressed proposed guidelines for work operations aimed at guiding workers and employers are being examined by a Cabinet appointed team.