Vaccination is mandatory for people over 60 in the Czech Republic – What other categories are included
The Czech Republic has made coronavirus vaccines mandatory for people over the age of 60 since March 1, the government said today, which has one of the highest rates of infection in the world.
Mandatory vaccination will also apply to health personnel, police, firefighters and the military.
“We see that people of a certain age make up the majority of those who are hospitalized and in intensive care units,” said Health Minister Adam Voitech.
The new regulation was adopted just a week before a new government takes office in the Czech Republic.
Adam Voitech’s successor in the Ministry of Health, Vlastimil Valek, has already stated that he is opposed to the mandatory nature of vaccination of the elderly and wants to amend the legislation.
The Czech Republic has the second highest rate of cases
The Czech Republic recorded 981 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in the last seven days, the second highest infection rate after neighboring Slovakia.
Acting Prime Minister Petr Fiala, who won the October parliamentary elections, is due to meet again Monday with President Milos Zeman to agree on a date for the swearing-in of the new coalition government.