Only 36% of Dutchies would vote for mandatory vaccines

Mandatory vaccinations in the Netherlands? It’s a big, fat NO for the majority of Dutchies, according to a national survey commissioned by the NOS

Austria and Greece already have it and Germany is seriously considering it: a vaccine mandate. But Dutch politicians have been discussing it since last year to no avail.

Well, if it were up to Dutchies, this is just fine. At least for some of them. 

Dutchies really aren’t on the same page 

‘Non-vaccinated people should be obliged to get vaccinated now.’ This is the question survey respondents were asked to reply to. 

And the answers are all over the place:

  • 43% disagreed
  • 36% agreed  
  • 19% weren’t sure

Generally, Dutchies over the age of 65 are endorsing mandatory vaccinations with almost 60% voting in favour. On the other hand, 60% of younger Dutchies voted against a vaccine mandate. It’s a clash between generations. 👵⚡👧

And what about the other issues?

And many questions remain unanswered. What about vaccinations for children? Almost half of survey respondents (49%) don’t think that’s a good idea. 

Or the booster shot? Health minister De Jonge has announced that, potentially, international vaccination certificates will only be valid after a third booster shot starting February 1. So…those disagreeing with the vaccine mandate might not be able to make it to their ski holidays in Austria or Italy? 

We don’t know about you but our head is certainly spinning a little. 😳

What do you think about a vaccine mandate? Tell us in the comments below!

Feature Image: Lakshmiprasad/depositphotos

Cara Räker 🇩🇪
Cara Räker 🇩🇪
Cara moved to the Netherlands at fifteen and she is here to stay! After all, there is so much to love about it, except maybe the bread (as every German will tell you). Next to finishing up her bachelor's degree in European politics (dry), Cara loves to do yoga, swim, and cook delicious veggie food.

2 COMMENTS

  1. While I think vaccinations in general are important for public health and those wishing to get vaccinated should be able to get vaccinated against covid, I respect that, I want to stress ‘the constitutional right for everyone to decide themselves what happens to their body’ (Dutch constitution, article 11). This decision is not to be made by others.

    All the best to anyone reading this, vaccinated or not.

  2. The side effects of the vaccine are only just being discussed openly, there needs to be more transparency. Healthy people with normal BMI are not at any greater risk than that if flu. Vaccines should not be mandatory in my view, this would be a travesty.
    The death from Covid figures in the UK are not a true representation, they have included anyone who had a positive test even if they died from for example a stroke.
    Figures for unvaccinated without co-morbidities is much lower with an average age of over 80.
    Children should not be put at risk until all the side effects have been fully reported and investigated.

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