Austria will implement the first mandatory vaccination order in Europe

Austria will implement the first mandatory vaccination order in Europe - Photo 1.

Health workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 in Vienna, Austria – Photo: REUTERS

According to Reuters news agency, Austria’s lower house has approved mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for people over 18 years old from 1-2. The measure is expected to easily pass the Senate.

“Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is an emergency escape… from the restrictions on basic and individual rights that we have endured over the past two years,” said politician Pamela Rendi-Wagner. Austrian parliament.

Specifically, from March 15, functional forces will randomly control the vaccination status of each person, such as when walking on the road. Those who do not get vaccinated will be fined 600 euros and if they persist, the fine can increase to 3,600 dollars.

Exceptions include pregnant women who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. People who have recovered from the disease are exempt from vaccination within 180 days of getting sick.

In addition to sanctions, Austria will also spend 1 billion euros to encourage people to vaccinate in the form of providing vaccination lottery, awarding regions with high vaccination rates …

Previously, Italy made vaccination mandatory for people over 50 years old, and Greece also made vaccination mandatory for people over 60 years old. Some European countries also require healthcare workers to be vaccinated.

Some countries such as Ecuador, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia and Micronesia have also introduced compulsory vaccination.

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