Stiko Appeals to Unvaccinated People: Clinical Risk Significantly Increased
Stiko writes that the number of hospital admissions of Covid 19 for unvaccinated people is 5 to 15 times higher. Once again immunization is recommended.
The Standing Committee on Immunization (Stiko) has provided its scientific justification for the booster vaccinations for all adults and issued a call for vaccinations unvaccinated Orientation.
The number of hospital admissions for Covid-19 is 5 to 15 times higher for vaccinated people, depending on age and region, according to the paper’s conclusion. Number of adults not yet vaccinated Germany About 15 million. This contributes significantly to the fourth wave and the large number of Covid 19 patients in hospitals, the commission writes.
Stiko announced about a week and a half ago that the recommendation would be booster vaccinations It extends to all persons over the age of 18. However, it is still true, according to Steko, that elderly and previously infected people should first receive a booster dose. “Even those who have not yet been vaccinated should be vaccinated as a matter of priority.”
For people over 30, the currently available mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Biontech/Pfizer) are “equally appropriate,” the experts wrote. Biontech is recommended for people under the age of 30 and pregnant women from the second trimester.
Regarding the vaccination period, it is said that this should “usually” be six months. In general, shorter time periods do not appear to be possible due to the currently limited vaccination capabilities. However, based on the data, Stiko assumes that immunocompromised people who have been vaccinated are “consistently well protected” for at least six months. In older and immunocompromised people, one sees ‘slightly before that a significant reduction in vaccination protection against severe disease cycles’.
“When and to whom, if necessary, further booster vaccinations will be recommended in the future after the first booster vaccine cannot yet be mentioned,” Stiko says.