Index - Abroad - The majority of Germans support compulsory vaccination

A Stern According to the survey, 41 percent of those surveyed would oppose such a measure, and seven percent could not decide or did not want to respond.

The article also reveals that pediatricians are opposed to school closures. According to a doctor who told the Rheinische Post, studies show that children and teenagers are typically not infected at school but in a family setting, with most infections occurring not during school hours but mainly during breaks.

According to Jörg Dötsch, president of the German Society for Pediatrics and Adolescents (DGKJ), schools need more regular testing, masking and hygiene.

In early November, ARD’s national public television survey series called Deutschlandtrend found that the proportion of those who support the vaccination obligation rose from 46 per cent in August to 57 per cent, while the proportion of opponents fell from 50 per cent to 39 per cent.

In Austria, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced on Friday that the government will order a full closure again from Monday, and vaccination will be mandatory in the country from 1 February 2022.

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