People in Austria must get a COVID-19 vaccine – level 2

10-02-2022 15:00

Austria will be the first country in Europe to make COVID-19 vaccines obligatory for most people who are older than 18.

The government passed a law on Thursday, and the Austrian president signed it on Friday.  In March, police will start to check if people have a COVID-19 vaccine. People who do not show evidence of a vaccine can pay a fine of up to 600 euros. Later, officials will check information from the country’s list of vaccinations. They will see who did not get a vaccine, and this person will get a message with a date. On this date, the person must get the vaccine or he or she will pay a fine.

Some people are very angry, because they do not want to have the vaccine, and they want to pay the fine.

Difficult words: obligatory (something that a person has to do because it is a rule or law), evidence (a thing, document, or information which shows that something exists or it is true), fine (money which somebody has to pay when he breaks a rule or law).

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