Covid, von der Leyen: "It's time to discuss compulsory vaccination"
Vaccination obligation, European Commission President: “Against the Omicron variant it is a race against time. Let’s prepare for the worst
The President of the European Commission: “Until two or three years ago I would never have thought so, but it is time to discuss the compulsory vaccination”
This was stated by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, during the press conference on the Covid-19 emergency.
Von der Leyen thanked South Africa “for the speed with which they alerted us to the Omicron variant of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
They gave us the opportunity to act quickly.
In this situation every day counts.
The President of the EU Commission pointed out that “the WHO considers Omicron to be a high risk, we don’t know everything about this variant but we know enough to be concerned. It is a race against time.
Von der Leyen further explained: ‘The scientists say they don’t know enough.
It takes two or three weeks, which in a pandemic is an eternity.
So the recommendation is ‘get vaccinated’. We hope for the best, but let’s prepare for the worst.
Von der Leyen finally announced that ‘the Pfizer vaccine doses for children will be ready by 13 December’, he concluded.