Austria scraps already-suspended Covid vaccine mandate

Austria is scrapping its vaccination policy after low interest among its population. — Reuters pic

Austria is scrapping its vaccination policy after low interest among its population. — Reuters pic

Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 8:39 PM MYT

VIENNA, June 23 — Austria is scrapping an already-suspended Covid-19 vaccine mandate as it has divided the country and is unlikely to raise one of western Europe’s lowest vaccination rates, Health Minister Johannes Rauch said today.

“We have decided as a government to do away with the vaccine mandate,” Rauch told a news conference. — Reuters