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Germany argues over vaccine mandate for health workers

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By GEIR MOULSON
Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister has decried calls from the main opposition party to suspend the implementation of a vaccination mandate for health workers, saying that they send a dangerous signal. Parliament in December approved the legislation that will require staff at hospitals and nursing homes to get immunized against the coronavirus. The main center-right opposition Union bloc was among those supporting it. Those workers will need to show they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 by mid-March under the new law. But some local officials have complained in recent weeks that they lack the resources to implement it and the rules are unclear. 

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