Switzerland is hosting a referendum about banning mandatory vaccinations

  • All vaccinations and implants would be banned by the law without an individual’s consent
  • Swiss Freedom Movement has collected 125,000 signatures in order to activate vote
  • Incoming president said he would consider mandatory vaccines ‘as a last resort’

Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether mandatory vaccinations should all be stopped.

For the trigger of the vote, the Swiss Freedom Movement (MLS), an association, collected 125,000 signatures, 25,000 extra than what was needed.

Although mandatory vaccinations do not currently exist, Swiss law allows them and the new president said that he will consider using them. 

Switzerland is set to hold a referendum on whether all mandatory vaccinations should be banned. Pictured: anti-Covid protests in Bern

Switzerland has set a referendum about whether compulsory vaccinations should all be prohibited. Image: Anti-Covid demonstrations in Bern

MLS wants the Swiss Constitution amended so that citizens have the right to determine for themselves whether or not they wish to be injected. 

This initiative states that the person involved must not be punished or suffer any social or professional disadvantages for refusing to consent. 

Covid and all other vaccines, chips, or digital data that are implanted into the body would fall under this law.

Swiss officials have stated that mandatory vaccinations won’t be enforced, but the Epidemic Act allows for obligatory jabs to be administered in exceptional cases.

Ignazio Casso, the president-elect of Ignazio Cassis stated that mandatory vaccines will be considered as a last resort to combat infections.

Cassis is a qualified doctor. He said that mandatary vaccinations could be helpful.

While the exact date has yet to be determined for Switzerland’s famously democratic referendum, it is likely that it will take place around 2022.

Shoppers are seen under Christmas illuminations in Zurich amid the spread of the coronavirus disease

Under Christmas lighting in Zurich, shoppers can be seen amid spread of coronavirus.

This comes just days after an unpopular vote was approved Even though protests are not being heard, there is no shortage of vaccine passports or restrictions to covid.

The legislation was supported by around 62% of the voters. 

Alain Berset, Health Minister, stated that authorities now have the tools to handle the crisis and can adjust them to future developments. 

Berset declared, “A decision has already been taken and it is time to unite now in order to weather this winter.” “This appeal is for unity, but also respect for the decisions made.

The 65.7 percentage turnout is unusual for a country that hosts several referendums each year.