News
Featured Image
Ukrainian refugee finds safety during Russian invasion, February 2022Mike Hogan/LifeSiteNews

BERLIN (LifeSiteNews) — Ukrainian refugees are refusing German government incentives to receive free COVID-19 vaccines. 

As reported in the German press, Ukrainian refugees are not responding very enthusiastically to the German government’s offers of free vaccination against COVID-19. 

“Unfortunately, it seems the refugees aren’t exactly snatching the vaccines out of our hands,” said Marcus König, the mayor of Nuremberg in an interview with Bavarian channel Bayerischer Rundfunk.  

Indeed, Ukraine has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Europe with only 35% of the population being double jabbed. Even that number could be an overestimation, however, as official data indicates that a large proportion of Ukrainian COVID certificates are forgeries. 

This situation worries German officials who are currently pushing for a mandatory vaccination law that would force the experimental mRNA products on the entire German population. 

— Article continues below Petition —
PLEDGE: Pray for Peace in Ukraine!
  Show Petition Text
7022 have signed the petition.
Let's get to 7500!
Thank you for signing this petition!
Add your signature:
  Show Petition Text
Keep me updated via email on this petition and related issues.
Keep me updated via email on this petition and related issues.

We must pray for peace at this time where war has broken out between Russia and Ukraine.

This sudden escalation in hostilities, since Russia declared support for the independence of two ethnic-Russian parts of Ukraine, is tragic.

We must pray for an end to the armed conflict and that it does not devolve into world war.

Please SIGN this PRAYER PLEDGE FOR PEACE, and pledge to pray for peace in Ukraine now.

Thousands have already died, lost homes and are suffering the ravages of war. The only real peace comes from Jesus Christ and in Him alone can we find truth and true peace.

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this PRAYER PLEDGE FOR PEACE.

*To fulfill your pledge, please recite any prayer of your choosing, like the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Gloria, the Holy Rosary, or any prayer in your own words, to God for a peaceful resolution to this conflict.

**Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

  Hide Petition Text

The humanitarian crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine could prove a thorn in the side of the German political elites who are hoping to bring about this agenda, as it introduces the question of whether such a policy, should it come into effect, would also apply to Ukrainian refugees. 

As German journalist Vanessa Renner pointed out in a March 2 article on the issue, forcing vaccination on Ukrainian refugees would, on the one hand, tarnish Germany’s image, currently shining for its support of Ukraine against Russia. On the other hand, exempting the refugees would weaken the legitimacy of the law, as the government would have to justify its application on German citizens only.  

According to Thomas Jung, the mayor of Fürth, many Ukrainians arriving to Germany after fleeing their country due to the ongoing conflict with Russia now fear they may be forced to take the jab. 

“Many people who arrive here are even panic-stricken about ‘forced vaccinations,’” said Jung in an interview with Bayerischer Rundfunk.  

LifeSiteNews has produced an extensive COVID-19 vaccines resources page. View it here. 

Comments

Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.

4 Comments

    Loading...