Germany approves COVID vaccine mandate for medical staff 10.12.2021

Deutsche Welle | Dec 10, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  • Lawmakers in Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, voted on Friday in favor of updating Germany’s infection protection law in a bid to curb the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections in the country.
  • The new measures also expand who is allowed to vaccinate people against COVID — expanding the group to include dentists, veterinarians and pharmacists.
  • Just over 69% of people in Germany are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus — short of former Chancellor Angela Merkel’s aim of a minimum 75% vaccination rate, and considerably lower than some other European Union countries.