Editorial: Austria is justified in imposing mandatory vaccination

The waning of vaccine efficacy would be less of a problem if those still avoiding the jab stepped up to the plate

21st November, 2021
Editorial: Austria is justified in imposing mandatory vaccination
Crowds walk past a clothing store at Vienna's famous shopping street, Mariahilferstrasse: Austria will become the first EU country to return to a nationwide lockdown. It also intends to impose mandatory vaccinations on its population from February next year. Picture: Getty

Almost two years after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Europe finds itself once again at the epicentre of the crisis. The European Union made big strides in its fight against the virus after it got its vaccination procurement programme sorted out earlier in the year. Now, however, as the immunity provided by the vaccines wanes, countries are imposing new social restrictions to try to tame another surge in infections.

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