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Austria Postpones Vaccination Obligation for the Time Being

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The controversial vaccination obligation in Austria has been suspended for the time being.

 

According to the minister in charge of constitutional affairs, Karoline Edtstadler, the violation of fundamental rights is not necessary at the moment.

The country introduced an obligation to have people vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The authorities announced that they would start prosecuting unvaccinated people from March 15. That has been discontinued for the time being, Austrian media report.

The Austrian government is likely to reconsider whether the vaccination requirement should be complied with in May or June.

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