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You can go to prison in the U.K. for not taking the COVID-19 vaccination.

Under the current U.K. Public Health Act 1984, vaccines are not mandatory in the U.K.

Under the current U.K. Public Health Act 1984, vaccines are not mandatory in the U.K.A widely shared video on TikTok claims that you go to prison in the United Kingdom for not taking the COVID-19 vaccination. This claim is false as currently, vaccines are not mandatory in the U.K.

Under the Public Health Act 1984, the U.K. government can put regulations into force to control the spread of an infection. For instance, during the outbreak of COVID-19, specific measures, including lockdown and quarantine rules, came into force. Local authorities got certain health protection powers without the approval of the court. However, the act does not allow officials to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory. Therefore, no one is legally obliged to take a vaccination.

The U.K. has administered more than 65 million COVID-19 vaccines, and 75.2 percent of people above 18 have received the first dose against COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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