Budapest municipal workers will not be required to get a vaccine shot against coronavirus, with the exception of those working in nursing homes and homeless shelters, announced Mayor Gergely Karácsony.
As Karácsony explained on Facebook, “in consultation with interest groups and epidemiologists, we have come to the conclusion that it’s not possible for vaccination to be made mandatory for employees, as we cannot build confidence through issuing commands.”
As for compulsory vacciantions for those working in nursing homes and homeless shelters run by the capital, the mayor reasoned that there is the highest danger of an epidemic developing in those places. He also added that the vaccination rate in these institutions is already over 92%.
The Hungarian government has permitted municipalities to determine individually whether their employees should be vaccinated against the coronavirus or not.