Corona Vaccination Ordinance to be changed
According to plans by Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn, more flexibility is to be made possible for Corona vaccinations. "For this, we are sticking to prioritisation in order to protect the particularly vulnerable," said the CDU politician.
Deviations from vaccination prioritisation are to be possible in future.
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"But at the same time, we want to pragmatically make rapid vaccination possible". To this end, the vaccination ordinance will be adapted to new findings and developments. "We have to find the balance: vaccinate as many as possible and as targeted as possible."
Age limit on Astrazeneca vaccine to be lifted
The new regulation, which is to be published in the Bundesanzeiger this Thursday (11 March 2021), no longer mentions an age limit with regard to the vaccine from Astrazeneca. The background to this is that the Standing Commission on Vaccination now also recommends it for people aged 65 and over and not only for 18 to 64 year-olds. In order to enable as many first vaccinations as possible, the interval for second vaccinations of six weeks should be exhausted for the vaccines from Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna - and twelve weeks for the drug from Astrazeneca. Dates already agreed upon for second vaccinations are not affected by this, as the regulation states. It is available to dpa.
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Deviations from vaccination prioritisation possible
In addition, deviations from the vaccination prioritisation should be possible in the future to prevent a dynamic virus spread "from highly contaminated border regions". This would allow Saxony, Bavaria, Saarland or other federal states to vaccinate the entire population in such border hotspots, as was explained.
Last edited: Thursday, 11. March 2021 08:58 Uhr