Babiš: Under this government, vaccination against covid will not be mandatory in the Czech Republic

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-07-23   07:45
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Vaccination against coronavirus will not be mandatory under the current government. During a visit to the Náchod Hospital in the Hradec Králové Region, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES) announced yesterday. The Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (for YES) has the same opinion. The parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic will be held in October.

"Under this government, there will never be any compulsory vaccinations, nor do medics, to make it clear. It is a debate, let the next government run it, but I do not see it that way, there is simply no reason. We are using the method of persuasion," Babiš said yesterday. According to him, it is necessary to make vaccination available to the public as much as possible, remove barriers and send mobile vaccination teams to the field.

"The introduction of compulsory vaccination is a relatively important step, and the public health law would probably have to be changed because of that. If we ever get to that obligation with covid vaccination, of course it is possible in the future, but I don't think it's a current issue. This question is not on the table now, "said Vojtech.

Since the beginning of the week in the Czech Republic, vaccination against covid-19 has slowed down, the daily numbers of doses are lower than a week earlier. On Wednesday, medics distributed 80,420, a week ago it was almost 95,000 vaccines. So far, people have received 9.78 million doses, most vaccines are two-dose.

Source: CTK