Coronavirus in Germany: Jens Spahn corrects vaccination forecast for adults downwards – politics

Jens Spahn asked citizens to be more patient when vaccinating. (Archive image) Photo: dpa / Wolfgang Kumm


Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn has corrected his vaccination forecast downwards. “80 percent of adults willing to be vaccinated will be vaccinated at least once by mid-July,” said Spahn in a report. With “Anne Will” he had spoken of 90 percent.

Berlin – In view of the lifting of the vaccination prioritization on Monday, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) asked citizens to be more patient and at the same time corrected his vaccination forecast downwards. “80 percent of adults willing to be vaccinated will be vaccinated at least once by mid-July,” said Spahn of “Bild am Sonntag”. At the talk show “Anne Will” last week, Spahn had spoken from 90 percent until mid-July.

Regarding the cancellation of the vaccination sequence, the minister said: “Not everyone can get an appointment on Monday at the same time.” There is not yet enough vaccine for everyone. But when it comes to the waiting time for the vaccination appointment, it is “now a matter of weeks, not months,” stressed Spahn.

Company doctors at the start from Monday

According to the Ministry of Health, around 6.7 million vaccine doses will be available in the coming week. The company doctors, who will be officially included in the vaccination campaign from Monday, will receive a total of 702,000 doses of the vaccine from Biontech, the practices 2.6 million Biontech doses, 304,800 Astrazeneca doses and 513,600 doses of the disposable vaccine from Johnson & Johnson. The vaccination centers of the countries are to be supplied with 1.6 million Biontech cans, 480,000 Astrazeneca cans and 540,000 cans of Moderna.

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Meanwhile, the President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Siegfried Russwurm, criticized the number of vaccination doses available to the company doctors. “Companies report very small amounts of vaccine being allocated. Some even hesitate to start because they do not want to prefer a few dozen of thousands of employees, “said Russwurm of” Bild am Sonntag “. “The vaccination could run like baking pretzels if the company doctors were given more vaccine. I would have hoped for more oomph from politics, ”added Russwurm.




On Monday, the prioritization for corona vaccinations will be lifted in Germany, although the federal states can make different requirements. In principle, all people aged twelve and over who live here can then be vaccinated.

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