The compulsory vaccination has already been decided in Austria – the German Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach described this step as a “milestone”. Now Germany wants to follow suit – at least a draft law has been announced by seven MPs from the coalition factions SPD, FDP and Greens. As was announced on Friday, the MPs concerned will work on a draft after the orientation debate planned for next Wednesday in Parliament.
“On this important issue, we are expressly open and cross-party, because we want to bring about a democratic consensus for the best possible solution,” it said.
The goal of the coalition factions is a “sustainable, proportionate and at the same time targeted” solution. “Our motivation is primarily to be prepared for the coming autumn and winter season in the long term and to prevent the healthcare system from being overloaded in future waves of infection.”
The letter was signed by MPs Dirk Wiese, Heike Baehrens and Dagmar Schmidt (all SPD), Janosch Dahmen and Till Steffen (both Green) and MPs Kathrin Helling-Plahr and Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann (all FDP).