Germany: From June 7th, there will no longer be a vaccine priority lists for the coronavirus vaccinations. The announcement was made by Minister of Health Jens Spahn after a corresponding decision by the heads of the federal and state departments.
The Federal Government stated that all people in Germany should be able to get a corona vaccination appointment in 3 weeks and that the vaccine priority list should be lifted from June 7th.
The priority lists according to age, illness and occupation should then be omitted in practices, regional vaccination centres and company doctors. At the same time, however, Spahn asked for patience. The end of the prioritisation does not mean that everyone can get an appointment immediately within a few days. As announced, the vaccinations would continue “well into the summer”.
Company and private doctors can administer vaccinations
It was noted that the appointments made would lapse but should still be kept and that at least 15 millions first and second hand vaccination are planned until June 7th many of then according to the prioritisation.
Also from June 7th, company and private doctors will be routinely included in the vaccinations – from the start without prioritisation. “This means that the vaccination campaign continues to gain speed,” said Spahn.