Covid-19: German government wants to administer 3rd dose of vaccine to contain increase in cases


The German government wants to administer the third dose of the vaccine against covid-19, to contain the continuous increase of infections, following the model of Israel, EFE reported today.

“The current numbers [de infeções] in Israel they show that the third dose makes a difference to fight the fourth wave,” Health Minister Jens Spahn told Bild newspaper.

The outgoing government minister admits that the current rate of vaccination is insufficient and calls for a summit to be called between the executive and the federated states to activate the administration of the third dose of the vaccine.

On November 24, the emergency law enacted last year, through which the federal government assumed extraordinary powers to deal with the pandemic, is expected to be repealed.

From that date onwards, the measures to be adopted were once again the responsibility of the regional authorities.

Jens Spahn decided, on Friday, to provide the third dose of the vaccine to all citizens who want it, which generated controversy in the country.

In Germany, 66.7% of citizens have completed vaccination and it has not been possible to increase that percentage, despite multiple appeals from the political environment to citizens.

The German Health Minister will preside, next Thursday, at a conference with officials from the federated states and will propose calling citizens over 60 years of age to receive the third dose of the vaccine.


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