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Germany: 69% of Germans are in favor of mandatory vaccination

The number of German citizens who say they are in favor of the obligation to vaccinate against Coronavirus is growing: according to a Yougov survey whose data were disclosed today, 69% of the sample supports this measure, against 23% who reject this hypothesis. Two weeks ago 44% of the sample was in favor, against 27% against.

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On December 26, a few days after the start of the administration, 56% wanted the choice to be vaccinated to remain free, against 33% in favor of the obligation. In recent days, the number of politicians who have spoken out in favor of mandatory vaccination has also increased: among these various leaders of the regions, from the mayor of Berlin Michael Mueller, to the premier of Hesse Volker Bouffier and that of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Winfried Kretschmann.

The Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, who repeats the appeals to be vaccinated, does not see instead the obligation to vaccinate the immediate solution to the current wave of infections: “It would not solve the current problem, the effects would be late”, he declared in the days past.