The federal government now wants to achieve an 80 percent vaccination quota by the end of January

BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The federal government is postponing its goal of achieving a rate of 80 percent for initial vaccinations. Now the government wants to create this quota by the end of January if possible, as a government spokesman for “Bild am Sonntag” said. January 7th had previously been mentioned. On this day, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants to discuss the fight against the corona pandemic with the state ministers for the next time. 61.4 million people in Germany are currently vaccinated at least once, which makes up 73.8 percent of the total population. Around 5 million more people would have to receive an initial vaccination for the goal.

Compulsory vaccination for everyone should be on the agenda in Parliament in the first week of session of the new year. According to SPD parliamentary deputy Dirk Wiese, there will be “a first debate on compulsory vaccination” in the Bundestag at the beginning of January. The first week of the meeting begins on January 10th. For a legally secure regulation some “not easy questions in detail”, said Wiese of the “Bild am Sonntag”. This applies in particular to the question of when someone legally loses his vaccination status and a refresher is necessary.

CSU boss Markus Söder told the “Welt am Sonntag” that compulsory vaccinations would rather overcome the division of society than deepen it. “Many people would find that it is not so bad to be vaccinated – on the contrary, it actually protects and gives freedom,” explained the Bavarian Prime Minister. He added, “Second, imprisonment really helps some save face.” / Shy / DP / he

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