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Germany starts vaccinating kids aged 5-11 old

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Based on the recommendation of the country’s Standing Committee on Vaccination, Germany has launched its Covid-19 inoculation campaign for children aged five to eleven years with pre-existing conditions (STIKO).

Low-dose BioNTech/Pfizer vaccines will be distributed to paediatricians and vaccination centres in all federal states this week, according to the Ministry of Health (BMG).

According to the reports, German pediatricians anticipate a high uptake of vaccination in the targeted age group.

“This was already the case with the vaccination of adolescents,” Thomas Fischbach, president of the Professional Association of Paediatricians and Adolescents (BVKJ), told the Rheinische Post newspaper.

According to the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), the country’s paediatricians have ordered approximately 800,000 vaccine doses for children this week, with delivery expected by Wednesday at the latest.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for Infectious Diseases, nearly 58 million people in Germany have been fully immunised against Covid-19, bringing the country’s vaccination rate to 69.6 percent.

Approximately 24% have already received a booster shot.

Despite slight decreases in all key transmission parameters (daily infections, seven-day incidence, and hospitalisation rates) in Germany, experts warn that data may be underreported due to the country’s overburdened healthcare system.

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