Vaccination

Austria vaccine mandate to take effect, but few emulating it

Austria is about to become the first country in Europe to require most adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but few other nations appear likely to join it as many turn their attention to loosening restrictions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Austria tweaks vaccine mandate plan, to come in next month

The Austrian government on Sunday presented revised plans for its proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which it said will now apply to all residents age 18 and over, rather than 14 as originally intended. Officials said that ...

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South Korea confirms first five cases of omicron variant

South Korea on Wednesday confirmed its first five cases of the new omicron coronavirus variant in people linked to arrivals from Nigeria, prompting the government to tighten the country's borders.

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