Now it’s time to find out what happens to the compulsory corona vaccination – coronavirus

At the beginning of next year, compulsory vaccinations will be introduced in Austria. Now there is a specific timetable for this.

Simultaneously with the announcement of the lockdown, the federal government dropped another bomb and announced that it would introduce compulsory corona vaccination from the beginning of next year. With this, Austria would advance into Europe. Such a compulsory vaccination is now also being discussed in other countries, such as Italy and Germany.

Austria is now one of the first countries that is actually going into implementation:

➤ The law that regulates the compulsory vaccination should in the week of December 6th for assessment.
➤ This will make a neat Appraisal of at least four weeks enables.
➤ In this way, according to a resolution by the National Council and the Federal Council, the law can with Enter into force at the beginning of February.

round table

In addition to the regular assessment, stakeholders are also involved here at an early stage. For this purpose takes place a round table on November 30th with constitutional lawyers, scientists and health experts, the constitutional service, the bioethics commission and representatives of the SPÖ and NEOS. Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein and Constitutional Minister Karoline Edtstadler invite you to the discussion.

In the coming weeks, further discussions with experts, for example from the medical field, interest groups, such as the social partners, and civil society organizations are to follow.

70% vaccinated at least 1 time

Currently, 70 percent of the total Austrian population count as at least partially immunized. According to Health Minister Mückstein, the incentive systems for the corona vaccination have shown an effect. But this is not enough: “From an epidemiological point of view, we know that this is not enough. We have to do everything possible to protect ourselves against impending waves of infections as well as possible. To do this, we have to increase the vaccination rate properly.” This includes the compulsory vaccination:

“That is why we have decided to introduce a general compulsory vaccination. This is a far-reaching measure and it is therefore extremely important to us to put this law on a broad basis and to involve as many different stakeholders as possible in the process.”

Constitutional Minister Karoline Edtstadler is aware that the “introduction of the general compulsory vaccination of course interferes with fundamental rights”, but that it is “a necessary and justified step in view of the dramatic situation”.

“Vaccination is the way out of a pandemic”

ÖVP club chairman August Wöginger also sees the vaccination as the only “way out of the pandemic”. The compulsory vaccination has therefore become necessary “in order to achieve a sufficient degree of immunization in the population and it is an important step so that we can regain our freedom. We must work on this together.”

For the Greens’ chairwoman, Sigi Maurer, it is important to achieve “broad acceptance and recognition of the mandatory vaccination”. “For this purpose, a comprehensive assessment and a participation process are starting. The Green Club in Parliament is behind this measure. As with climate protection, we listen to science in fighting pandemics. And their voice is clear: the vaccination works. The vaccination protects.”

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