Slight majority of Czechs would support compulsory vaccination
A survey conducted for Czech Radio by the Median agency suggests that just over half of Czechs agree with the introduction of compulsory vaccination for selected groups or people in high-risk professions. 51 percent of respondents agree with the mandatory vaccination of certain age groups or people in high-risk professions, 47 percent of respondents are against and two percent are undecided. Those in favor are generally people over the age of 65, who live in bigger cities and have a higher education. Younger people were more inclined to speak out against compulsory vaccination. The former government of Andrej Babiš introduced compulsory vaccination for people over the age of 60 and those in high-risk professions as of March next year. However, the new coalition government intends to scrap age-based compulsory vaccination.