Austria Announces Country-Wide Vaccine Mandate, And Another Lockdown

Austria Announces Country-Wide Vaccine Mandate, And Another Lockdown


Austria is headed into another national lockdown starting Monday that will last for at least 10 days as it announces plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccination starting in February.

As reported by The Guardian:

The age from which people will be required to be vaccinated has not yet been determined, the government said.

Those refusing to be vaccinated are likely to face administrative fines, which can be converted into a prison sentence if the fine cannot be recovered.

“For a long time the consensus in this country was that we don’t want a vaccine mandate,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said. “In spite of months of persuasion, we have not managed to convince enough people to be vaccinated.”

CNN reported:

Asked by CNN from what age the mandatory vaccination order would apply, the Austrian Chancellory

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