Corona pandemic: Compulsory vaccination in care and clinic apparently from March

Status: 03.12.2021 8:09 a.m.

According to a media report, the announced compulsory vaccination for employees in nursing and hospitals will apply from March 16. With the transition period, all those affected would have enough time to get vaccinated now.

The compulsory vaccination for staff in hospitals, care facilities and outpatient care services is to come into force from March 16. This is reported by the editorial network Germany RND with reference to information from “circles of the traffic light parties”.

According to this, all employees who are already employed today and all those who start again from January 1st must present proof of a complete corona vaccination by March 15th at the latest. Those who start their activity afterwards need the appropriate proof from the beginning, it was said.

No employment without proof

With the transition period, all those affected would have enough time to get vaccinated now. Employees who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from the obligation.

According to the current plans, the activity may no longer be carried out without proof. Disregard will be treated as an administrative offense and punished with fines.

The change in the law is intended to provide better protection for elderly and previously ill people in particular from being infected with the coronavirus. Covid-19 outbreaks have occurred repeatedly in the past, especially in nursing homes.

Bill in the Bundestag by mid-December

The federal and state governments agreed on Thursday that there would be a “facility-related vaccination requirement” for certain occupational groups in the health sector. The Federal Ministry of Health has already drawn up a corresponding proposal for a draft law. According to the RND, it should be decided in the Bundestag by mid-December at the latest.

In addition, the federal and state governments advocated that the Bundestag should decide “promptly” on a general vaccination requirement. The ethics council should prepare a recommendation for this by the end of the year.

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