Mayors and their wives, local public figures, ventured into the vaccination line in front of the elderly and health workers.
A scandal erupted in Austria around the administration of coronavirus vaccines:
Speaking to the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday called it inadmissible that mayors and their wives, as well as local celebrities, had access to the vaccine out of turn.
The Austrian press reported the previous day that in several provinces of Austria, unused vaccines were given in the order of vaccination, for example, to mayors, their families and municipal workers instead of the elderly over the age of 80.
Many such cases have been reported in Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Carinthia, Lower and Upper Austria, as well as in Vienna.
Sebastian Kurz, who said that in the future, in addition to stricter documentation of vaccinations, the perpetrator would have to face legal consequences, said:
“I am angry and morally condemn anyone who pushes out of line, in front of the elderly and health workers in need. I continue to trust that the doctors who administer the vaccination and the responsible coordinators involved in the local organization keep in mind the public good of the given municipality and not their own, individual aspects. ”
Among others, Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler, Finance Minister Gernot Blümel and several provincial governors condemned local politicians who abused the government’s vaccination strategy, and the vice-chancellor did not even rule out political accountability.
One of the stakeholders, Wolfgang Matt, mayor of Feldkirch, explained the extraordinary nature of ORF2’s public service television on Tuesday night by saying “we’re not throwing away any leftover bread” either.
By doing so, as they write, he wanted to point out that he did not break the order of the vaccination strategy, he just did not want the remaining, unused vaccine to be lost.
Source: Népszava by nepszava.hu.
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