Berlin (dpa) – More and more politicians and associations are campaigning for a more offensive and visible advertising campaign for corona vaccinations to quickly convince undecided.
“The vaccination campaign should be announced with TV spots, among other things,” said the head of the left-wing parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Dietmar Bartsch, of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”. The SPD member of the Bundestag, Bärbel Bas, criticized the fact that the Federal Center for Health Education was “barely visible” until now.
“The existing offers are clearly not enough to reach enough people who want to vaccinate,” the deputy leader of the Social Democrats told the editorial network Germany (RND). “This is where the Federal Minister of Health (Jens Spahn, CDU) is asked. We need to significantly expand the information campaign. We need more advertising and information,” the health expert asked.
“We must try through all channels to appeal to people who until now have been reluctant to vaccinate,” the president of the German Association of Cities, Burkhard Jung, told the Funke media group newspapers. It should be easier to get vaccinated outside of vaccination centers and doctors’ offices. Vaccination fatigue must not take over, the number of vaccinations must be increased again.
“Approaching the People”
On Tuesday, the chairman of the German Medical Association, Klaus Reinhardt, spoke out in favor of more intensive advertising for corona vaccinations on television. “I miss the TV commercial about vaccinations for the news. And then we have to provide information directly on the spot, precisely where the willingness to vaccinate was low until now. We have to approach people,” Reinhardt told the Rheinische Post.
In Germany, 43 percent of the total population had been fully vaccinated against the corona virus on Tuesday (10:05 a.m.). By this time, 48.8 million people (58.7 percent) had received at least one vaccine dose, according to the Robert Koch Institute. On Tuesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spahn called for the possibility of vaccination. “A vaccination protects not only you, but also someone close to you, who is important to you, who you love,” Merkel said.
Make clear freedom rights for vaccinated people
“It is important that we accelerate the vaccination campaign, politicians should advertise it more,” says Dehoga director Ingrid Hartges of the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. It should be made clearer that vaccinated people will “soon be able to fully enjoy their freedoms again”. It is important to set incentives for the corona vaccination in the current situation. “To be clear, our industry will not accept a new closure,” Hartges emphasizes. Politicians must ensure that there is no further lockdown.
The SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach does not currently assume such a scenario. “The number of cases is rising again, but that was to be expected with the relaxation that has just been decided. You also go further up. But if we don’t open up drastically now and stick to the most important rule in the pandemic summer, which is a lot goes out, you have to stay careful inside, we’ll get through it,” he told the Passauer Neue Presse. ”. The path in England, where the end of all corona measures was announced before July 19, meanwhile is generating “just a wave of chronically ill long-covid patients”.