Harsh penalties mulled for those resisting compulsory vaccination in Austria – reports — Analysis

According to leaked drafts to media, people who repeatedly ignore Covid-19 vaccination summons from Austria could face up to $8,100 in fines or weeks behind bars for ignoring them.

According to a draft of the Covid-19 Vaccination Protection Act, Austrians who resist vaccination could soon be subject to harsh punishments. This was revealed by Austria’s Die Presse newspaper. If passed, the legislation, which is set to take effect in February, would apply both to the Alpine nation’s citizens and its permanent residents.

The bill would allow anyone refusing to go to a vaccination appointment to be summoned by the local authorities. In the following four weeks, if an individual fails to turn up for a vaccination appointment they will be summoned again by local authorities.

Should the second official request be ignored as well, the person would face a fine of €3,600 ($4,061) or four weeks in prison. The fine would increase to €7,200 ($8,000) for those who had already been fined twice for violating the vaccination requirement.

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Only those people who are unable to get a jab because of medical reasons can be granted exceptions. “a danger to life or health”Pregnant women, children and adolescents up to 12 years old are also eligible. Further, the bill states that booster shots will be mandatory. According to the draft, it is up to Health Ministry (the Health Ministry) that regulates intervals between vaccines and potential combinations of vaccines.

Who was to be considered would also be decided by the government “vaccinated”It is important to count people who have recovered after taking Covid-19 as “vaccinated”hnliches. But, it is impossible to be. “forcibly brought”Die Presse said that the children were taken to a hospital or forced to have a shot against their wishes.


The text of the bill, which will be discussed at the chancellor’s office on Tuesday, might still change, the Austrian media notes. The legislation, if passed, is expected to remain in effect for at least three more years.



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