The Austrian Parliament has voted - all adults must be vaccinated from 1 February

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The Austrian Parliament today adopted the proposal for mandatory vaccination of adults against covid-19 from February 1. Namely, Austria thus became the first country in Europe to introduce mandatory vaccination.

MPs voted for mandatory vaccination, which will apply to all residents aged 18 and over. Exceptions are pregnant women, people who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons or who have recovered from a coronavirus infection in the last six months.

A transitional period without fines is planned until mid-March, followed by high fines of up to 3600 euros.

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