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Austria Starts Lottery to Boost Support for Obligatory Vaccine

  • Government to start vaccination lottery, reward municipalities
  • Lawmakers approved approve EU’s first vaccine mandate Thursday
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Austrian lawmakers passed the European Union’s first law making coronavirus vaccinations mandatory as other member states ease restrictions in the latest wave of the pandemic.

The parliament’s lower house approved the policy on Thursday with additional support from most deputies in two opposition groups. The far-right Freedom Party rejected the plan.