The never-ending, massive resistance in Austria has managed to put the country’s government and its planned vaccination mandate on the spot
Sunday at noon, a surprise press conference was held by the Austrian government: The vaccination mandate is to be introduced. But they are weakening it, postponing it, not checking across the board, and thus signaling a willingness to talk.
The government is backing down, but apparently, ‘officially’ still mandates introducing compulsory vaccination. Albeit weakened for the time being.
These are the latest rules:
- For the time being no automated penalties (was announced)
- For the time being mandate from 18 years (instead of originally 14)
- Controls only from March (and not Feb. 1)
- Penalty amount reduced