After immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn, a re-vaccination with another active ingredient is conceivable at a later date. This is “possible without any problems” if, by the end of the year, all those willing to be vaccinated are vaccinated and the vaccine is still available, said the CDU politician on Saturday at a question and answer session with citizens.
The President of the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) responsible for vaccines, Klaus Cichutek, however, said that nothing was known so far about “whether you can take another vaccine later in order to have the appropriate protective effect again maybe in a year to boost “. However, clinical studies have already started.
The question of a re-vaccination with another agent is in the room because the active ingredient from AstraZeneca is less effective than the other two vaccines approved in the EU from Moderna and BioNTtech / Pfizer.
A few days ago, Carsten Watzl, Secretary General of the German Society for Immunology, suggested a later vaccination. “You can later boost the immunity that you triggered with the AstraZeneca vaccine with an mRNA vaccine without any problems.” (dpa)