Up until now, however, vaccination requirements for the entire adult population have been made relatively seldom; more often this only applies to certain professional groups such as nurses or school staff. In Austria, Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein (Greens) also announced that health professions should be vaccinated.
There are only a few states that are compulsory for the entire adult population of a country to be vaccinated. In the smallest country in the world, the VATICAN, a compulsory vaccination was introduced for all residents and employees there on February 8th. The penalties for a violation extend to dismissal.
In the authoritarian ruled Central Asian republics Tajikistan and TURKMENISTAN All citizens over 18 years of age were obliged to vaccinate at the beginning of July. Turkmenistan Like communist North Korea, it has not yet reported a single corona case to the World Health Authority (WHO), but the measures taken in recent months, such as the mandatory vaccination, speak a different language.
Most states have only made corona vaccination compulsory for certain population or occupational groups.
ITALY made the COVID-19 health passport mandatory for all employees in October. Workers who cannot demonstrate a vaccination, negative test, or recent recovery from infection will be suspended without pay and face a fine if they attempt to continue working. Doctors and other medical personnel have been obliged to immunize since May 25th. Otherwise, they face a ban from working with patients.
UK introduced mandatory vaccination for nursing home staff in England in October. Health workers in England must be vaccinated by April 1st.
FRANCE demanded from all health care workers and nursing home workers as well as domestic helpers and technicians in emergency care that they have had at least their first vaccination by September 15, around 3,000 workers were suspended because they had not complied with the request.
HUNGARY announced in October that it would introduce mandatory vaccination for government employees. The country had already made corona vaccination compulsory for healthcare workers.
In the USA US President Joe Biden announced in September that all federal agency employees were required to be vaccinated. Employees in state-sponsored nursing homes and in schools controlled by the federal government can no longer avoid vaccination. From January 4th, private employees must be vaccinated or have themselves tested once a week. (APA / red)