Austrians who refuse to take a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine before a government imposed deadline face prison sentences and huge compounding fines for non-compliance.
After initially placing the unvaccinated under lockdown, a policy that completely failed, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced that the jab would become compulsory from February 1.
Questions as to what would happen to those who still refused to take it have now been answered in the form of a draft that was leaked to the media.
“Under the bill, anyone who refused to attend a scheduled vaccination appointment would receive an official summons from local authorities. If an individual failed to show up, they would then be summoned one more time within the next four weeks,” reports RT.
“Should the second official request be ignored as well, the person would face a fine of €3,600 ($4,061) or four weeks in prison. The fine would increase to €7,200 ($8,000) for those who had already been fined twice for violating the vaccination requirement.”
No one will be 'forcibly brought' to a vaccination centre to get jabbed against their will, although they will be 'forcibly' placed behind bars if they continue to refuse. Once law, the legislation will stay in for a minimum of three years but is unlikely to ever be removed from the statute books.
Only pregnant women and children under the age of 12, in addition to those who face “a danger to life or health” by getting the vaccine, will be exempt. The bill will also make regular booster shots compulsory, and those who only have the first two jabs 'reclassified' as unvaccinated.
Fascism is once again marching across the face of Europe. Germany, ever enthusiastic for victimising a minority has issued laws that subjugate the unvaccinated in scenes chillingly reminiscent of the country in the run-up to the slaughter of six million jews, gypsies and disabled people whilst EU president, Ursula von der Leyen, has applauded the move by Austria and Germany by suggesting that all EU countries should consider implementing the law.
Boris Johnson has not condemned the move, and is said to be more likely waiting to see the outcome before implementing a similar law in Britain in 2022.