In my work as an NHS GP I was passionate about informed consent, bodily autonomy and medical freedom. Patients should always be allowed to make their own decisions about medical interventions. The health professional is responsible for conveying clearly the risks and benefits of any intervention as they impact on the patient in front of them. The choice to be vaccinated or remain vaccine free should be made on health benefits.
The Vaccine Control Group offers a way of recording that personal choice, recording the health impacts of that choice and helping to ensure that there is no discrimination based on that choice.