Austria pushes on with plan for mandatory Covid vaccines

Government to go ahead with move from February after consulting scientists and legal experts

Austria is pushing ahead with plans to make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory among its wider population from February, the country’s coalition government has announced after consulting scientists and legal experts.

“We didn’t want a vaccine mandate, let me make that explicit,” the minister for EU and constitutional affairs, Karoline Edtstadler, said. “But 20 months on from the start of the pandemic we are in a situation that is dramatic if you look at intensive care units at hospitals.”

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Source: The Guardian