Civil Society should be mandating vaccinations, says NGO director



Video:  A CEO explains the deadline for NGO workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Many Civil Society non-government organizations are urging their supporters to get vaccinated plus they are also mandating vaccinations for workers and volunteers who meet the public, in the interest of public safety.


Private sector mandating vaccinations has become a controversial issue in the United States. In most other locales it does not seem to be a concern.

“But that could be because America is drowning out the world with its everlasting, ever spiraling  COVID-19 catastrophe, says  Dr. Nassima al Amouri, from Syria where she works for a global civil society NGO.


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“Generally, people want to be protected against COVID-19, say most doctors I talk to about their patient communities,” she added.

“Medical practitioners should be zealously working for their patient communities’ well-being,” says  Dr. Nassima al Amouri.

Late in the spring of 2021, the civil society NGO, RINJ Women a global women’s rights group which also operates family health care units, birthing clinics and women’s shelters around the world, conducted a deep internal survey to learn who among workers and volunteers had been vaccinated and who had not. Most persons either had their first jab at their own clinic or had an appointment with a local health care unit to get their first inoculation, according to Geraldine Frisque, a spokesperson for The RINJ Foundation.

“Most clinicians, technicians and volunteer workers had already received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine offered by our own organization,” explains Katie Alsop, a founding director of The RINJ Foundation.

The consensus is that COVID-19 vaccines work.

The consensus is that COVID-19 vaccines work. Photo Credit: Roberto Jorge Freire Esteves
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“A few new staffers had, before they joined us, made an appointment with a local health unit, while some others, we learned, were at that time a little concerned about the media-alleged blood clotting issue which we now know is very rare, even unlikely,” she said in a Zoom conference call.

“We have had zero adverse outcomes of any kind, from COVID-19 vaccinations. That is why we are publicly urging our millions of members and supporters around the world to get vaccinated,” Ms. Alsop added.

“I believe all civil society NGOs must mandate vaccinations as part of their due diligence in protecting the public against accidental cross contamination between workers and the public,” Ms. Alsop added.

“We wondered about mandating a vaccine because the results of our inquiries indicated that by April, most of our amazing people were committed to being fully vaccinated,” she added.

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“Regional directors of our organization wanted the COVID-19 vaccination mandated because of the huge numbers of patients they see and because they did not want any local discussions, and could say, ‘it’s a global imperative, not coming from me’ sort of thing. Many, even very small clinics, are seeing as many as 84 patients/clients per day during the pandemic. Vaccination is indicated, especially with the incredibly high efficacy of the newer vaccine technologies, and the carelessness exhibited by many communities,” she said.

“We did the announcement in our medical directives, medical protocols and procedures repository for the organization. The reaction was positive and the regional managers were grateful for the support.”

Vaccines Work

In 1796, Edward Jenner demonstrated that inoculation with material from a cowpox (vaccinia) lesion would protect against subsequent exposure to smallpox. This began the vaccine era, although it was nearly 100 years until the next vaccine (against rabies) was introduced.

Vaccines have been around for a very long time.

According to Malone & Hinman in Vaccination Mandates The Public Health Imperative and individual rights, “School vaccination laws have played a key role in the control of vaccine preventable diseases in the United States. The first school vaccination requirement was enacted in the 1850s in Massachusetts to prevent smallpox transmission in schools. By the beginning of the twentieth century, nearly half of the states had requirements for children to be vaccinated before they entered school. By 1963, 20 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico had such laws, with a variety of vaccines being mandated. However, enforcement was uneven.” Citing  Vaccination Mandates The Public Health Imperative and individual rights by Kevin Malone and Alan R. Hinman.


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