The Austrian government announced in early December plans to implement a vaccine mandate on all residents aged 14 and over starting on February 1, 2022, multiple news outlets report.
The Austrian city of Linz is hiring staff to process fines issued to those who flout the nation’s planned COVID-19 vaccine mandate, not to hunt them down as social media users claimed.
Turns out the Austrian government’s plan to make COVID vaccines compulsory for everyone over 14 includes fines of up to €3,600 *every three months* . Had to check that was in fact the case. There’s a catch, though.
What people are saying?
Gardener Wow. I don’t agree with this decision and it looks like this is how debate over vaccination will now be ‘handled’. Harsh to mandate any medical procedure – no matter how logical and necessary we may feel it is. Antivax folk will double down.
These are mandates that are subject to change and they are for the protection of the public. Why would you take issue with that? Maybe losing 1% of their population is not as acceptable there as it seems to be here in ‘Murica.