Just a few days ago, the German federal government called the possible introduction of mandatory vaccinations in Germany as “fake news” – has now removed the relevant reference on its official website.
German government open to introduction of mandatory vaccinations
The federal government reports facts about coronavirus vaccination on its website to refute conspiracy theories circulating online. Until recently, it also posted the answer to the question “Will there be mandatory vaccinations?” The answer to the question was unequivocally, “NO. There will be no mandatory vaccinations!”. In addition, it added: “News and posts that claim otherwise are false.”
Now the federal government has removed this information. A government spokeswoman, when asked by BILD editors, confirmed: “The statement in question was on the federal government’s website until November 19. The excerpt has been taken down from the website due to the resolutions of the Prime Ministers’ Conference.”
This means that what was considered a joke until recently may soon become law.
Mandatory vaccinations initially for certain professional groups?
On Thursday, Chancellor Angela Merkel (67, CDU) and the ministers-presidents of the federal states decided that employees of hospitals, nursing homes and mobile care services should be “obliged” to be “vaccinated against coronavirus”. It further reads: “The states are asking the federal government to implement this as soon as possible.”
High-level politicians are also currently campaigning for mandatory vaccination. Katja Leikert (46, CDU), vice-chair of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, wrote on Twitter that “if we delay compulsory vaccination any longer, it will be very expensive for us, the mostly vaccinated.” There is “no point in trying to convince the unvaccinated.”