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German lawmakers seek elusive compromise on vaccine mandate


BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers who proposed a requirement for all adults to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are seeking a compromise after struggling to win a majority in parliament. They’re suggesting a less sweeping mandate that would initially oblige everyone aged 50 and above to get shots. Olaf Scholz said shortly before becoming chancellor in December that he favored a vaccine mandate for all adults. But amid deep divisions on the issue within his governing coalition, he left it to lawmakers to come up with legislation rather than having the government draw up rules. Ahead of votes expected in parliament Thursday, there appeared to be no clear majority for any of a variety of proposals.

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