January 26, 2022

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German delegates approve compulsory vaccination against coronavirus in health workers

German delegates approve compulsory vaccination for health workers (EFE / EPA / FRIEDEMANN VOGEL / ARCHIVO)

The lower house of the German parliament (Bundestag) this Friday approved compulsory vaccination for health workers and nursing homes., Until March 2022 to submit the relevant certificate.

571 delegates voted in favor of the bill Promoted by Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals – parties in Olaf Scholes’ ruling coalition. 80 did against and 38 did not vote.

It is planned upper house Bundesrat approves the new law this Friday, With which the parliamentary procedure will come to an end.

Employees working in centers with “vulnerable persons” such as clinics, medical offices and nursing homes will be given until March 15 next year to prove whether they have been vaccinated or have recovered after the Govt infection.

571 delegates voted in favor of the bill (EFE / EPA / SASCHA STEINBACH / Archive)
571 delegates voted in favor of the bill (EFE / EPA / SASCHA STEINBACH / Archive)

This was the duration Criticized by regional leaders on Thursday, they consider it too broad, but Scholes backed it, In his meeting with the “Länder” (Confederate States), because of this It takes time to get complete guidance And the highest level of immunity.

The supervision of the measurement will be in the hands of the employer If you do not have the certificate by the scheduled date, you must notify the local health office and prevent the employee in question from accessing the job..

In the absence of specific references, it is understandable for now The complete vaccination schedule corresponds to two doses, Although it is necessary to have reinforcement in the future.

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The bill, which was approved by the Bundestag this Friday, will allow the vaccine campaign to accelerate. Dosages can be given by pharmacies, dentists and veterinarians For a certain period of time, will meet certain requirements.

With this plan, the new government is already developing the legal framework for the introduction Mandatory vaccination on a widespread basis, With the intention of getting ready to enter parliamentary proceedings in February.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholes, along with his predecessor Angela Merkel, during the inauguration ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday.  EFE / CLEMENS BILAN
German Chancellor Olaf Scholes, along with his predecessor Angela Merkel, during the inauguration ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday. EFE / CLEMENS BILAN

Despite repeated calls for vaccination by the previous government of Angela Merkel and the current government of Scholes, The percentage of citizens with full guidance continues to be 69.5%., Less than in other European countries.

The former president’s Conservative bloc and Coalition’s coalition have argued that the vaccine will always be voluntary in Germany.

The recurrence of infections and the stagnation of vaccines have been encouraging in recent months Change of mind in favor of its duty The whole parliamentary spectrum, except for the extreme right.

The overall incidence of COVID-19 continues to decline in Germany Although it continues at a high level, it has been 413.7 new infections per 100,000 population in seven daysAccording to data from the Robert Koch Institute for Virology (RKI), it was 442.1 a week ago and 232.1 a month ago.

(With information from EFE)

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