Federal Health Minister Spahn apparently only partially follows the recommendations of the Standing Vaccination Commission in his Corona vaccination ordinance.
As the editorial network Germany reports with reference to the planned regulation, only three groups are listed that are to be vaccinated one after the other. The Standing Vaccination Commission proposed six categories. According to the report, the highest priority should be given to people over the age of 80 and caregivers who have a very high risk of infection or who take care of particularly vulnerable patients. The second category therefore includes everyone over the age of 70 and people at high risk of developing a serious disease. The third group includes, among other things, all people over the age of 60 or with an increased risk of a severe course of the disease, it continues.
In contrast to what the Vaccination Commission proposed, the draft also enables prioritization within the groups. Spahn wants to put the regulation into force tomorrow. The start date for the vaccinations is December 27th.
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+ Infection: What is known so far about reinfections and immunity against the coronavirus? (As of November 30th)
+ What is the situation like in the hospitals? (As of December 14th)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Positive examples: Can Germany learn from other countries? (As of 3.12.)
+ Transmission: how contagious are children? (As of November 17)
+ Transfer: What role do aerosols play (as of 10.10.)
+ Excess mortality: How deadly is the coronavirus really? (As of December 10th)
+ Travel warning: The current list of risk areas (as of December 14th)
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This message was broadcast on December 17th, 2020 on Deutschlandfunk.