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Germany’s top court OKs vaccine mandate for health workers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s top court has approved rules requiring that health workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Federal Constitutional Court announced Thursday that it has rejected complaints against the measure, arguing that protecting vulnerable people in hospitals and care homes is more important than the infringement of health workers’ rights. Chancellor Olaf Scholz had initially planned to extend the vaccine mandate to all adults, but even a proposal to impose one on the over-60s was rejected by lawmakers. Almost 76% of the population in Germany has received two shots against the coronavirus so far.


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