Merkel and country leaders discuss in a special meeting: Stiko only wants to recommend Astrazeneca for people over 60 – Berlin


Berlin uses corona vaccinations with the manufacturer’s vaccine Astrazeneca as a precautionary measure for patients under 60 years of age. Health Senator Dilek Kalayci (SPD) announced this in the early afternoon. She referred to new data on any side effects of the vaccine.

Brandenburg also suspended the vaccinations for under 60-year-olds on Tuesday, Brandenburg doctors confirmed reports. According to the “Süddeutscher Zeitung”, the city of Munich followed suit shortly afterwards.

And nationwide, according to Tagesspiegel information, there is a change in the age recommendation for the Astrazeneca vaccine. The preparation is only expected to be recommended for people over 60 years of age. This emerges from a draft resolution of the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko), which was circulated on Tuesday.

According to the draft, based on the current data situation, the Stiko “as a rule” recommends vaccination with Astrazeneca “only people aged> 60 years”. The use below this age limit “remains possible at the medical discretion and after careful clarification of the individual risk acceptance,” the draft decision goes on to say.

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The background to the discussions is cerebral vein thrombosis, which most recently occurred in connection with vaccinations, mainly in women under 55. The draft resolution states: “Although significantly more women were affected, the Stiko restricts its recommendation for both sexes as a precautionary measure.”

Corona vaccination center at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. For the time being, no Astrazeneca will be inoculated to younger people in the city.Photo: imago images / Stefan Zeitz

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) will be discussing with the Prime Ministers of the federal states at short notice on Tuesday about the further course of action in connection with the Astrazeneca corona vaccine. The Federal Press Office announced a press conference in the afternoon for the evening

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Federal Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to make his country colleagues a suggestion on how to proceed, as his department announced in Berlin. The deliberations are to begin at 6 p.m.

The SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach calls for the Astrazeneca vaccinations for all people under 55 years of age in Germany to be put to the test. “Based on the available data, it should be checked again to limit the vaccination with Astrazeneca to people over 55 years of age for the time being,” Lauterbach told the Rheinische Post.

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