Bautzen district will not enforce mandatory vaccinations for medical staff

Saxony’s Bautzen district does not want to enforce mandatory vaccinations scheduled for mid-March for staff at clinics and care facilities in Germany. The district health department will not “impose a ban on nursing and medical staff from March 16,” deputy district governor Udo Witschas said Monday evening to the applause of hundreds of demonstrators protesting coronavirus activities in Bautzen.

Earlier, Bautzen district governor Michael Harig sent a letter to Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer demanding the postponement or complete abolition of mandatory vaccination in medical facilities. “Regulations should only be created if their implementation is feasible and the associated goals are achievable. Neither is a given.” – Harig wrote in a letter published Monday.

Even a small loss of employees can be fatal

At the same time, Harig stressed that the effectiveness of vaccination as an instrument for pandemic control should not be undermined. However, health authorities must consider the safety of care for those in need of care when implementing mandatory vaccination. With an already strained staffing situation in nursing, it would be impossible to compensate for even a ten percent loss due to mandatory vaccinations.


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