Teachers and staff in daycare centers should be given priority in vaccinations. Several federal states have spoken out in favor. A decision could be made on Monday.
Employees at elementary schools and daycare centers can expect to get their turn when it comes to the corona vaccination faster than previously planned. Just like Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) and several federal states, Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek also supports corresponding plans. “Both professional groups perform tasks that are of great importance for our entire society, which should also be reflected in the vaccination prioritization,” said the CDU politician of the German press agency.
Such a step with a corresponding change in the Corona vaccination regulation is now becoming more and more likely. Representatives of several federal states have spoken out in favor. According to Baden-Württemberg’s Minister of Health, Manne Lucha, a change is already in the works. A fundamental decision should probably also be made in the health ministers’ conference on Monday, said the Green politician on Saturday in Stuttgart.
Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) had also announced that the employees at daycare centers and primary schools would quickly be taken to the next higher vaccination group and that they would be offered a vaccination earlier because distance was not possible in the facilities.
Shortly before the start of school operations in ten federal states this Monday, there are increasing indications that a third corona wave could be imminent in Germany. Despite the strict lockdown, the number of new infections every day has hardly or not decreased at all recently. You can read more about the current corona numbers here. Experts attribute this to the spread of much more contagious virus variants. Against this background, the debate about a faster corona vaccination for teachers and educators has picked up significantly new momentum.
In the vaccination sequence in Germany, three large groups were defined: group one with “highest priority”, group two: “high priority”, and group three: “increased priority”. According to the current vaccination ordinance, daycare and primary school employees are in group three and would probably not be there until the summer. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the heads of government of the federal states asked the Ministry of Health at their most recent meeting to check whether these employees could be brought forward. For this, the current vaccination ordinance would have to be changed.
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