The most vulnerable groups can be vaccinated in May in a vaccination campaign against a new type of coronavirus disease (SARS-CoV-2) (Covid-19) in Germany, and starting in June, all adults will have the opportunity to receive the vaccine, the Federal Minister of Health said in Berlin on Monday. Thursday.
In his speech to the Bundesrat, Jens Spahn emphasized this In those over the age of 60, the proportion of all who had actually received at least one dose of the vaccination exceeded 50 percent. By the end of May, anyone in all priority groups who would like to receive the Covid-19 vaccine can be vaccinated They may cancel the June risk-based vaccination schedule.
Previously, several news portals meant that vaccination potential could be opened to all adults as early as May, because the expected abundance of vaccines would not require a risk-based classification. In this regard, the minister said that the sooner they reach this state, the better the expectations were raised, but they were not met.
The federal government identified three priority categories in its decree organizing the vaccination campaign that began at the end of December. Those over the age of sixty belong to the last third priority category. These included law enforcement and disaster relief workers, firefighters, soldiers, and food dealers, among others.
According to Jens Spahn, all of these groups can be vaccinated in a little over five weeks. The minister said that For the adult population as a whole, the proportion of those who have already received at least one dose may increase to 25 percent by the end of April and 33 percent by the end of May.. In June, he said, in addition to locally maintained vaccination centers and more than fifty thousand GPs, occupational doctors will regularly participate in the campaign.
The minister spoke in a discussion about the so-called emergency brake system. The Federal Parliament (the Bundestag) adopted, on Wednesday, a system for amending the Infectious Diseases and Epidemics Act, which will automatically initiate, regardless of the federal and provincial governments, in all administrative units where there are permanently more than a hundred people. Three consecutive days, the number of new infections recorded per hundred thousand of the population in the previous seven days, that is, the rate of injuries per seven days.
After the debate, the Bundesrat decided not to refer to the Bundestag for the legislation which Frank-Walter Steinmeier had referred with this decision to the Head of State. The Federal President also signed the law, which will enter into force as soon as it is published in the Official Gazette.
The emergency brake system regulates the rules to be enforced and tightens them in the event of an increased risk of injury into a nationwide unified system. The main stress is that if an infection recurs by more than a hundred per day, partial curbs on the sidewalk should be imposed between 10 PM and 5 AM. In part, it means dog walks, medical walks, and jogging are still permitted until midnight, and you can leave the house anytime for urgent matters like work.
The emergency brake system also includes a number of additional rules, such as the fact that stores selling non-essential goods can only be opened in so-called click and stack mode, that is, they can only deliver pre-ordered goods to customers.
According to data from the Robert Koch Institute of Public Health (RKI) on Thursday, the seven-day infection rate is 161.10 nationwide, up slightly from 160.10 the previous week.
The institute found that 29,518 infections were screened in the past 24 hours, which is also a slight increase from 29,426 the previous week. Along with the new cases, the virus has been detected in 32,177,710 people.
However, the number of deaths recorded in one day related to SARS-Cov-2 (Covid-19) decreased to 259 from 293 in the previous week. With the new deaths, the number of victims of the epidemic in Germany has risen to 80,893.