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Coronavirus in Germany: vaccination centres provide booster jabs for teenagers

Coronavirus in Germany: Germany’s vaccination committee does not specifically recommend covid-19 boosters jabs for under 18’s but teenagers are still able to get one in some states.

Germany recommends covid-19 boosters jabs for under 18’s but teens are still able to get one in some states.

On Monday, teenagers in Rheinland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Baden-Württemberg will start lining up for their Covid-19 booster shots, despite the country’s Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) currently not recommending boosters for most people aged 12-17.

Germany: booster jabs for teenagers made available for these ages

The decision was made available to teenagers ages 12-17 who chose to take the jab but only in selected locations in Western states in Germany.

They should however be required to bring a parent of legal guardian to the vaccination centre.

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Berlin’s government also confirmed that teenagers in the capital can get the jab as early as three months after their second dose. This is the same amount of time over-18’s have to wait before being given an additional dose.

Teenagers receiving a booster are still restricted to getting the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, with Moderna only being used in people over 30 years-old.

The move follows the delivery of a newly approved lower-dosed vaccine that’s suitable for children aged 5-11.