It was one of his first official acts as successor to Wolfgang Mückstein in the Ministry of Health. Just a few days after taking office, Health Minister Johannes Rauch announced that compulsory vaccination would be suspended. Until the end of June, the Compulsory Vaccination Commission will present a new decision.
But the wait could be over sooner. As “Der Standard” writes, several members of the National Council are said to have confirmed talks about the complete abolition of compulsory vaccination. Surprising now, of all times, when the number of new infections is increasing.
But Rauch already emphasized on Wednesday that personal responsibility should be a top priority in the future course of the pandemic. Despite rising numbers, he ruled out new measures. Although the obligation to wear masks could soon celebrate its comeback.