Govt not planning to make vaccination mandatory

  • 2021-12-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab said during parliament question time on Wednesday that the government does not have any plan to make vaccination mandatory.

"The Estonian government has not made any decisions that would make vaccination obligatory for people, and it is definitely not planning to make any such decisions. We are sticking to the principle that is being applied today. I don't believe that our government will start discussing mandatory vaccination any time soon," Aab said.

The minister pointed out that employers can establish certain requirements after having conducted a risk analysis of their work environment that factors in the infection rate, nature of work and frequency of contact.

"It depends on each individual employer's risk analysis; the government has not made any decisions to make vaccination mandatory and I don't think there will be any such decisions," Aab added.