No prioritization despite previous illness – SWR Aktuell


 The  corona vaccine is rare, and the number of elderly people at particular risk is large. ©

 The  vaccination sequence can therefore only be deviated from in exceptional cases. Cancer or paraplegia are not a reason, according to a court.

According to a decision by the Stuttgart Administrative Court, people with severe previous illnesses such as cancer can only be given priority in the corona vaccination sequence under very strict conditions. Because they did not comply, two men and a woman failed with their urgent requests for immediate vaccination, the court announced on Tuesday. According to the court, this was the first order of its kind that it ruled.


Vaccination pass with Coronaimof certificate (Photo: Imago, IMAGO / Die Videomanufaktur)

Last week the change in appointments for a vaccination against the coronavirus was announced. However, the start was not very promising.

© The  79-year-old woman claimed shortness of breath, a 39-year-old had paraplegia and immunodeficiency, and a 60-year-old had cancer and a recent heart attack. In the opinion of the 16th Chamber, the three do not belong to the group with the highest vaccination priority specified in the Coronavirus Vaccination Ordinance, either because of their age or for other reasons.

Reasons “not sufficiently credible”


 The  situation is different if the regulation does not take into account serious reasons and a later vaccination leads to a high risk of a serious or fatal course of the disease after infection. Such reasons had not been made sufficiently credible by the applicants.


 The  risk of dying from Covid 19 disease is only slightly increased due to the applicants’ previous illnesses. In contrast, people over 80 years of age have a 16 times higher risk of death. Because of this, it can be expected that the elderly will need intensive care beds in the clinics to a particularly high degree. ©

 The  priority vaccination of this age group therefore serves both their health protection and the continued functionality of medical care and thus the general public. In addition, due to the scarce availability of the vaccine, the order in which the elderly, nurses and medical staff are given priority is not objectionable

Appeals can be lodged against the resolutions. ©

 The  next instance is the Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg in Mannheim.

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