Vienna: vaccination bus to visit mosques and houses of prayer from other religious communities

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After the city of Vienna offered their citizens to get vaccinated in the vaccine bus which was positioned in front of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the bus will now be now visiting religious communities and houses of prayer.

Mayor of Vienna Michael Ludwig stated: “Vaccination – in addition to regular testing with reliable PCR tests – is the best remedy against the Coronavirus. In Vienna, the focus is on togetherness, even in challenging times. It is an act of solidarity and charity where those who are immunized not only protect themselves but also others”.

The aim of visiting religious places is to reach people at their workplaces or where they spend their free time.

The president of the Islamic faith community, Ümit Vural, stated: “Vaccination is a religious duty in Islam, as it serves to prevent harm to oneself and also to others.”

In addition to the large vaccination site at the Austria Center, there are now 12 fixed vaccination locations throughout the city, as well as vaccination outlets at the Film Festival on Rathausplatz, two vaccination buses, and a vaccination boat, as well as vaccination centers in shopping malls and at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, reports Vindobona.

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