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"And if the situation is such that the rest of the risk group really does not want to be vaccinated and there is still enough vaccine, then I would be happy to approve it. " The Standing Vaccination Commission recommends vaccination for risk groups - people over 60, pregnant women, people with previous illnesses, residents of old people's and nursing homes and occupational groups with an increased risk of infection.
According to optimistic forecasts, the first serums of a corona vaccine could receive approval in spring or summer 2021, experts estimate. In preparation for this, Jens Spahn announces the first steps.
In preparation for a possible vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has announced central offices for administering the vaccine and a vaccination campaign. This emerges from the response of his ministry to a small request that WirtschaftsWoche has received in advance. According to optimistic forecasts, the first serums could receive approval in spring or summer 2021, experts estimate. The immunization of the population in Germany should then begin in special centers, according to the ministry: "The Covid-19 vaccinations should initially take place in selected vaccination centers organized by the federal states." Otherwise, general practitioners would be overwhelmed with deciding who would get the scarce serum first.
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Spahn wants to accompany the possible start of the vaccinations with extensive public relations. “The federal government is planning a campaign with the competent higher federal authorities. It should be rolled out when a vaccine is available, ”it says.
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Meanwhile, it was announced that Spahn had tested positive for the corona virus. According to information from the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, Spahn immediately went into domestic isolation, so far he had only developed cold symptoms.
The Ministry of Health did not want to comment on the groups that should be vaccinated first and on the procurement of vaccination accessories in the millions in response to the request of the Green Group: The medical devices required for vaccination are in the hands of the federal states. ”Based on experience in the procurement of breathing masks and medical protective clothing at the beginning of the pandemic, this could mean that procurement is again chaotic and uncoordinated.
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The reference to the federal states criticized the health politician and vaccination expert of the Greens in the Bundestag, Kordula Schulz-Asche. Spahn evades responsibility. If it comes to the organization of vaccinations against the corona virus, the countries are responsible for him. At the same time, Spahn wants to be granted "at the same time even more powers in a third civil protection law". “I expect that the cherry picking is over. The federal government must coordinate the organization of vaccine distribution early on in order to avoid bottlenecks and chaos, ”says Schulz-Asche.
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