Vax a Must By: Robert D. Baluyot COVID-19 vaccinations have now been created and are being distributed globally. Individual citizens have traditionally been left to decide whether or not to get vaccinated. However, there are excellent grounds to suspect that vaccination willingness may not be high enough to produce herd immunity, both in principle and in practice. Although a mandated vaccination strategy could achieve high immunization coverage, its validity is questioned. It is critical that you are vaccinated as a teacher since I feel it is effective in improving our immune system's ability to resist the virus, and hence I advocate for mandatory vaccination for all. In the Philippines, a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination would not be a violation of human rights if it was necessary and proportionate in the interests of health and safety, and if it was to ensure that the state was fulfilling its positive obligation to protect the right to life as enshrined in our constitution. DOH investigated vaccine hesitancy further and discovered a number of common factors, including knowledge and information sources, experience or lack of experience with vaccine-preventable diseases, the role of health professional recommendations, social norms, parental responsibility, trust, and religious beliefs. Compulsory vaccination seems to be one of the most effective and useful preventative measures when it comes to protecting the state of the public interest in these unprecedented situations.