The government has also ordered the entire population to get vaccinated by February 1.

“We haven’t been able to convince enough people to vaccinate. For too long, I and others have assumed that you can convince people to get vaccinated,” he added, giving his rationale for the mandate. Schallenberg said he lamented the political forces, radical opposition, and fake news fighting against vaccination.  Austria has one of the lowest vaccination rates in western Europe, with 65% injected.”