As we continue to deal with the challenge of reducing the number of Covid-19 cases in T&T, many view mass vaccination as the answer in regaining control and reducing the severity of the pandemic within our shores. On the other hand, others have reservations over being vaccinated; they often cite possible side effects and the fact that the vaccines have been developed in a short period of time with a limited trial period.
Thus far, whether or not a person gets vaccinated depends on his or her personal choice. What if the freedom to make this decision changed? What if a person's employer decided to issue a mandate that all employees must be vaccinated. Is it legal for an employer to do this in T&T?
Yes, if certain conditions are met, a person can be forced to stay in quarantine (or be guilty of an offence).