D.he federal states expect a strong interest in booster vaccinations for protection against Covid-19 and see themselves adequately prepared for this. This is the result of a survey by the FAZ among the 16 health ministries. In the first days of the campaign, around 13,000 such injections were given there. By the end of the year, 10 to 10.5 million is expected. That is about a tenth of all basic immunization doses administered in Germany since the end of December.
The reactions to the new offers are positive, there were interested inquiries even before the start of the campaign, says Schleswig-Holstein. The country has been offering the so-called booster vaccinations since August 24th in vaccination centers and since Wednesday also in doctor’s offices. In the first few days there were around 1900 of these injections, said a ministry spokesman. In the near future, personalized letters would be sent to all people aged 80 and over to inform them about vaccination options.