President of the Republican Party, Henk Mudge has urged the country to say no to calls for vaccinations for children.
The ministry last month announced that it would be conducting vaccination campaigns for adolescents aged 12-17 who will be inoculated with the Pfizer vaccine.
The former member of the national assembly stated that there was no proof that vaccines work and that children should therefore not be injected.
“We know that this vaccine cause heart failure, we know that it causes heart attack, we know that it causes infertility, and our Ministry of Health and Social Service is ignoring all this. According to the constitution, people have to have a choice to decide whether they want to take this experimental vaccine or not,” Mudge said on Thursday afternoon.
This comes as, according to the latest statistics, 92 children aged between 12-17 have received the Pfizer vaccine out of 383 929 people who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. No child has, as yet, received the second dose of the vaccine so far in all 14 regions.
Mudge further called on Namibians to reject possible mandatory vaccinations being imposed.
“The vaccination is killing people, and in a democratic country, we cannot allow it to be mandatory. We are against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, forced vaccination of children, and the suppression of the truth,” said Henk Mudge at the press conference.
Henk said that people should have access to safe health care, freedom of choice, freedom to decide what goes in their bodies, and the right to information.
The RP leader’s sentiments come as, on the same day, President Hage Geingob said that the pandemic is killing largely those who are unvaccinated.
“Those of you who are not vaccinated are undermining the efforts of Government in defeating this deadly virus. Those of you among us who are not vaccinated are reversing the gains we have made in the fight against COVID-19. Those among us who are not respecting the health protocols in place and refusing to wear masks and practice social distancing are reversing the gains we have made in our fight against Covid-19.”
Geingob said that if Namibians are committed to defeating the virus and returning towards focusing on economic development, “then we must all be willing to make the sacrifices necessary to ensure victory.”