A booster vaccination against Corona is planned for people who are particularly at risk from autumn. Federal Minister of Health Spahn wants to go one step further.
Berlin – Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) is considering offering all citizens a corona booster vaccination. The countries are now gradually starting the so-called third corona vaccinations * in the care facilities and for people who are particularly at risk, he said Editorial network Germany (RND). In addition, those who had previously only received vector vaccines – including Astrazeneca * – could be vaccinated again. “In a second step, we can then think about offering everyone else a booster,” he said.
Spahn relies on doctor’s offices for booster vaccinations
“A booster vaccination is covered by the approvals, it strengthens and extends the vaccination protection,” he explained. Sufficient vaccine is also available. In his own words, Spahn mainly relies on the doctor’s offices for the booster vaccinations. Many vaccination centers went on standby in late September, he said. “But the doctor’s offices are still there. They alone managed up to five million vaccinations a week. “
Drosten considers booster vaccinations to be unnecessary for the most part
The virologist Christian Drosten thinks a third vaccination only makes sense for the elderly and certain high-risk patients. “The protective effect of the corona vaccines is much better than, for example, the influenza vaccines,” Drosten told the dpa news agency.
Regarding the demand of the World Health Organization (WHO) to supply the poorer countries with vaccine before a third vaccination, Spahn said: “My goal is both: to guarantee booster vaccinations and to donate vaccines to the poorer countries.” Germany is already doing the latter by providing all outstanding Astrazeneca -Deliveries were made directly to the international vaccine initiative Covax. You will find the most important developments in our news ticker on the subject of Corona in Germany.
In Bavaria there is confusion about the Corona booster vaccinations, such as Merkur.de* reported. An 84-year-old was expelled from Krumbach * – he did not want to leave without a vaccination.(dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA