As Chancellor Schallenberg (ÖVP) confirmed today, the mandatory vaccination for everyone, which the government has denied, will come from February. Not only employees in the health sector, but in general all Austrians should have to be vaccinated against Corona in order to be able to participate in social, but also in working life.
How exactly this regulation should look like and whether it is constitutional remains to be seen in the next few weeks. According to insiders, the details are currently being worked out.
It was announced on Thursday that the Styrian governor Herrmann Schützenhöfer (ÖVP) was in favor of a general vaccination requirement. Szekerez, head of the medical association, also supports them. Karoline Edtstadler (ÖVP) considers the discussion about a general vaccination requirement to be necessary – as does Economics Minister Margarete Schramböck (ÖVP).
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.