The Austrian government is pushing for a plan to make the COVID-19 vaccine compulsory for people over the age of 14 from next year.
Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein held a press conference and announced a plan for a compulsory vaccination policy, due to be introduced in February next year, Reuters reported.
According to this plan, the minimum age for mandatory vaccination is 14 years old, and anyone who violates this rule will be fined 3,600 euros, or about 4.79 million won.
Mückstein said it would need parliamentary approval, but he expects it to pass smoothly, as it is backed by two opposition parties.
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