Should it be mandatory to have the COVID-19 vaccine?

Alberto Giubilini

To be properly protective, COVID-19 vaccines need to be given to most people worldwide. Only through widespread vaccination will we reach herd immunity — where enough people are immune to stop the disease from spreading freely.

To achieve this, some have suggested vaccines should be made compulsory, though the Australian and UK governments have ruled this out. But with high rates of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is this the right call?