Home Health Palmer: Municipalities could quickly enforce compulsory vaccination

Palmer: Municipalities could quickly enforce compulsory vaccination

Palmer: Municipalities could quickly enforce compulsory vaccination

Is vaccination against Corona coming soon, or is it not coming? Opponents doubt that the municipalities can enforce such a measure. PandemicTübingen (dpa) – Tübingen’s Mayor Boris Palmer considers it easy to enforce general vaccination against the corona virus in the municipalities. “There is no implementation problem. Every municipality in Germany is able to do this through its fine office and population register,” said the Green politician of the German Press Agency. That can be done within a few weeks – even without a vaccination register. If, for example, FDP politicians or other opponents of vaccination claimed that it was difficult to implement such an obligation, that was an excuse. “The circumstances are a mere pretext,” said Palmer, who advocates rapid vaccination. «If you don’t want something, you’re looking for problems. Anyone who wants something is looking for a solution. »Should the Bundestag decide to make vaccinations compulsory with a fine of around 5,000 euros, the municipalities could create an excerpt from the electronic resident registration files and write to all citizens over the age of 18. He only arranged something similar in November, it took a week. Tübingen as a possible “model municipality” In the letter, citizens would be asked to submit at least one written proof of their initial vaccination within four weeks. If they do not comply, the fines office sends a hearing form with the threat of a fine of up to 5000 euros. The additional procedures are also not a problem for the fine office. Palmer offered to try it out in Tübingen. “We also do this as a model municipality.” But first, the general obligation to vaccinate must be decided in the Bundestag. All Prime Ministers and Chancellor Olaf Scholz have spoken out in favor of an introduction. The Bundestag is to vote on this delicate issue without the pressure of a parliamentary group. It is expected that parliamentarians across party lines will come together and submit corresponding so-called group proposals, which will then be voted on.© dpa-infocom, dpa:220115-99-717929/3

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