Coronavirus – Germany: Recommendation for the third dose of the vaccine for all

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Its Standing Vaccination Committee Germany (Stiko) is getting ready to release general recommendation for booster vaccination against coronavirus For all citizens over the age of 18, President Thomas Mertens has hinted, and the government is preparing a “campaign” for the commemorative vaccination, with the goal that by Christmas the extra dose will have been given to at least half of those eligible.

According to Mertens, the Commission will discuss next week the issue of an “updated recommendation” which “will not be delayed».

So far, the recommendation for booster vaccination is addressed to individuals over 70 years and to special categories of vulnerable groups and professionals, however the Ministry of Health has announced that the booster dose she is available for all those who complete six months from their basic vaccination.

The Ministries of Health and Interior also plan to organize a vaccination campaign especially for the reminder dose, transmits the ΑΠΕ ΜΠΕ. According to information from BILD, in the relevant document of the Crisis Group of the two ministries, it is pointed out that “if we manage to vaccinate 7% of beneficiaries per week“By Christmas, 50% of the population will be much better protected” and Germany could spend the winter with “basic measures” and possibly “break” the fourth wave.

The authors of the paper base their estimates on research by the Max Planck Institute, which states that 50% of the population breaking the wave and the result will be seen gradually in the frequency of cases and in the admissions to the Intensive Care Units “.

The institute, however, still suggests that the booster vaccine directive be “interpreted less strictly” six months after the primary vaccination. The same was stated by the Minister of Health Jens Span, who asked “flexibility“, Noting that” the six months should be interpreted as a point of reference and not even observed with day accuracy “.

The vaccine against Covid-19 for children 5-11 years old is available from December 20

Available before Christmas – subject to approval by EMA – will be their vaccine BioNTech/Pfizer against Covid-19 for children aged 5-11 years, also refers to a document of the Ministry of Health which reveals the RND Network.

According to the Network, the vaccine is expected to be approved within the month by the European Medicines Agency (Coreper) and be available in Germany from December 20.

The German government has initially secured 2.4 million doses for the states and family doctors.

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