Germany opens up Covid vaccine for people above 12 years

Germany opens up vaccination drive for people above 12 years of age.

As Germany moves down the priority listing, anyone above twelve years can apply for a vaccine jab starting from Monday.

Currently, health care professionals of Germany are working round the clock to ensure safe administration of vaccination to the remaining people of priority groups.

Mostly second jabs are given to the people on the priority listings.

So, it might take some time for new registrations to get inoculated.

Priority group listings are furnished according to the people who are at the highest risk of catching the infection followed by the people at the lowest risk of getting infected.

The highest risk priority group includes -Healthcare workers, frontline workers and elderly.

Health authorities approved only the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine for use in children over the age of 12.

12 years or older to get vaccinated in Germany

Other than that, Germany has approved four vaccine manufacturers, those are: BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Meanwhile, there is a state of chaos in several states of Germany due to vaccine availability and delayed appointments.

Several people of priority groups, in different states, are still not vaccinated or awaited to get the jab.

Gerd Landsberg, chief executive of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, told the Rheinische Post on Monday that the lifting of vaccination prioritisation would lead to disillusionment among many people.

“Frustration and disappointment will be exacerbated because no appointments for initial vaccinations will be available at vaccination centers until mid-June 2021″ he added.

Vaccine statistics of Germany

Out of 6.6 million doses reserved for Germany, they are optimistic to receive 702,000 doses over the summer

Germany started a mass vaccination campaign on Dec 26th 2020.

Since then, 17.5 million people are fully inoculated while 38 million have received their first dose

By the end of summer, enough vaccines are anticipated to be made available for the general public

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