The obligation to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is actually law – so far only suspended. Now it will be completely abolished, as confirmed by the “Krone”. Health Minister Johannes Rauch (Greens) and ÖVP club president August Wöginger explain at a press conference why this is happening despite the high number of infections (see live stream above), krone.at reports live.
The committee of experts set up for compulsory vaccination concluded in its latest report at the end of May that the obligation is not currently medically and constitutionally necessary. The decision then rests with the politicians.
In any case, the Vienna alderman for health Peter Hacker (SPÖ) has no problem with the complete abolition of compulsory vaccination. “If it leads to negative emotion about vaccination, and it seems to me to be the case, then it probably makes more sense to abolish vaccination,” Hacker said on Thursday.