Astra-Zeneca vaccine only for people aged 60 and over

Astrazeneca’s corona vaccine is said to be according to a decision by the federal and state health ministers as a rule from Wednesday can only be used for people aged 60 and over. Under-60s from the priority groups 1 and 2 should be “According to the medical judgment and in the case of an individual risk analysis after careful clarification” can continue to be vaccinated with it, as can be seen from the decision of Tuesday evening, which is available to the German Press Agency and Reuters.

According to the decision of the Minister of Health The federal states should now be free to include the 60-69 year olds in their vaccination campaigns for the Astrazeneca product. “This gives the opportunity to vaccinate this particularly endangered and numerically large age group more quickly in view of the growing 3rd wave”, explain the department heads. At the moment, vaccinations are generally in the first two priority groups, which – based on age – include people over 70 years of age.

If people under 60 choose Astra-Zeneca together with a vaccinating doctor, these vaccinations should generally be carried out in the practices of the general practitioners.

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