The EU wants to recommend a second corona booster vaccination to people over 60 years of age. “In view of the renewed increase in cases and hospital admissions at the beginning of the summer, I urge everyone to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible,” said EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, according to a statement from the EU Health Agency ECDC and the EU Medicines Agency EMA on Monday. “We have no time to lose.”
Kyriakides called on EU member states to “immediately provide second booster vaccinations” for people over 60 and other particularly vulnerable people.
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In Germany, the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) has so far recommended a second booster vaccination for people over the age of 70, at-risk patients and residents of care facilities and employees in the medical field and in care facilities.
In view of the easy transmissibility of the omicron variant of the corona virus, the nationwide seven-day incidence is currently 661.4 new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants.