Karl Lauterbach expects that the number of corona vaccinations will “automatically” increase in autumn. Meanwhile, the President of the Bundestag is focusing on children and young people.
Berlin – President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) has campaigned for vaccinations against the coronavirus * for children and adolescents over the age of twelve to be approved. “The corona risks are many times higher for them than those of a vaccination,” said Schäuble of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” (NOZ, Friday edition). The Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) should therefore follow appropriate EU recommendations.
Corona vaccinations for children and adolescents: Schäuble becomes personal when assessed
“If the European approval authority declares two corona vaccines to be safe and effective for children from the age of twelve, in my opinion there is a lot to suggest that the vaccine should also be used widely for this group,” said Schäuble. Last week, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the Moderna vaccine for younger people following the Biontech / Pfizer vaccine. As a grandfather, he personally wishes “that my grandchildren can be vaccinated as soon as possible”.
In Germany, only the corona vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer has been approved for children from the age of twelve and only with certain previous illnesses. According to its own information, Stiko is still waiting for further study results from the USA in order to expand this approval.
Lauterbach forecast for autumn: “Pressure on unvaccinated people will automatically increase”
Meanwhile, SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach assumes a significantly increasing readiness for corona vaccinations in autumn. “Corona behavior restrictions are essentially over in the fall, but not for the unvaccinated. The pressure on unvaccinated people will then increase automatically, ”said Lauterbach of the“ Rheinische Post ”(Friday). But then there could no longer be equal treatment of vaccinated and tested people.
The delta variant ensures that the expressiveness of rapid tests is not yet precise enough to avoid chains of infection, argued Lauterbach. “There are too many false negative results. This means that unvaccinated people will not be able to return to normal. “Anyone who does not want or cannot be vaccinated must unfortunately expect to contract Covid in the next six months,” said Lauterbach. “I therefore assume that the willingness to vaccinate will increase again sharply in autumn.” On Friday morning, the daily corona numbers of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) were initially not available. (dpa / afp) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.