In the opinion of the German Minister of Justice, Marco Buschmann (FDP) the duration of vaccination protection against the new Omikron variant of the coronavirus must be taken into account. “Initial findings indicate that we are entering a new phase of the pandemic with Omikron,” said Buschmann currently”.
Should there be solid evidence in February or March that the compulsory vaccination “brings a significant increase in the freedom for all of us”, there is much to be said for the introduction of such an obligation. “If, on the other hand, vaccination should only help for two or three months in the foreseeable future, but otherwise everything basically stays as it is, then that speaks against compulsory vaccination,” says so Buschmann.
The German Bundestag now wants to discuss how a general compulsory vaccination could be designed. There are different opinions on the subject in almost all political groups. Usually, political groups in parliament vote in unison. However, there have also been deviations from this principle in the past, for example in relation to sensitive issues such as euthanasia or organ donations.