60 good, including even better: Montgomery calls for second-booster recommendation for juniors

So far, STIKO has only recommended a second booster vaccination against corona for people over the age of 60 - the head of the World Medical Association does not go far enough.

60 good, including even better: Montgomery calls for second-booster recommendation for juniors

So far, STIKO has only recommended a second booster vaccination against corona for people over the age of 60 - the head of the World Medical Association does not go far enough. A recommendation should also be made for younger people who are willing to be vaccinated. This is trend-setting for many doctors and hospitals.

The chairman of the board of the World Medical Association, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, has called for a more comprehensive STIKO recommendation for the second booster vaccination against the corona virus. It is good that the Standing Vaccination Commission is now recommending the second booster for everyone over the age of 60. "60 is at least better than 70," Montgomery told the editorial network Germany (RND).

"The STIKO should also recommend that under-60s whose last vaccination or infection was at least six months ago can also receive a second booster vaccination if they wish," Montgomery demanded. Many doctors and hospitals would only vaccinate if there was a positive decision by the STIKO. "The fact that there is a legal possibility to get vaccinated is not enough for many. STIKO should consider that in their decisions," explained Montgomery.

The chairman of the board of the World Medical Association hopes only minor progress from the announced Omicron vaccine. "The expected adapted vaccine will ensure a further improvement in the immune situation, but it is also not a panacea," said Montgomery. But he will help to deal with the pandemic better.

Last Thursday, STIKO also recommended a second booster vaccination for people over 60 years of age. People in this age group and over the age of five with an increased risk of severe Covid-19 courses as a result of an underlying disease should receive another booster. The further booster, preferably with an mRNA vaccine, is recommended after "three immunological events" - for example after primary immunization and the first booster vaccination or primary immunization and Sars-CoV-2 infection.

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