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in Thuringia are expanded again. From next week, the remaining 16 central vaccination centers are not only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but also on Fridays, such as Ministry of Health and Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KV) on Friday. Thuringia reacts to the increasing demand for refresher vaccinations with the vaccine adapted to the omikron variants Ba.4/5. Around 5000 people could now get a syringe in the vaccination centers, said KV vaccination manager Jörg Mertz. Another expansion of the opening times is possible.
The first refreshment is according to the information from the age of 12. All adults can receive the second booster. On request, all people aged 18 and over can also receive a third refreshment and not only older risk patients. As a rule, a distance of six months for the last vaccination or an infection should be observed.
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The adapted vaccine has been used in Thuringia for about a week. On Thursday alone, 600 vaccination dates were booked, said Mertz. "It's already decent." Not only appointments can be booked in the vaccination centers, but also for resident doctors via the internet portal. Appointments can also be made in the practices directly.
Minister of Health Heike Werner (left) and KV chairman Annette Rommel called on using the refresher vaccinations. The adapted vaccine promises the best protection against the omicron subtype Ba.5 currently dominating in Germany. In the event of a Corona infection, a serious course of illness can be avoided, according to Rommel.
In Thuringia, a good half of the population has so far been boosters, five percent of the population have received the second refreshment.
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