The Health Secretary said they harm others, particularly patients in need of care.
He stated 10% of the eligible population – over five million people – had not had their vaccines, and that 90% of those in need of hospital treatment were unvaccinated.
‘I absolutely cannot stress enough the damage they are having on society,' he remarked on Sky News.
They must consider the harm they cause society by occupying hospital beds that could have been utilised for someone with a heart condition or waiting for elective surgery.
However, they choose not to be vaccinated, putting themselves and the community at risk.
‘I can't stress enough how important it is to get vaccinated.'
Scotland has the lowest proportion of eligible people still unvaccinated (9%) followed by Wales (10%), England (11%) and Northern Ireland (12%). (14 percent ).
Medical exemptions are provided for persons who cannot be vaccinated due to serious allergies to all currently available vaccines.
If he sees his mother during Christmas, the Health Secretary says he will give her less hugs.
To the BBC, he advised caution owing to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant: ‘If I go see my mother, she's more vulnerable than younger people.'
I'll take an exam, and I might not get as many cuddles from my mother as normal.
‘You just need to be cautious. That seems reasonable.'