Stiko wants to get on with vaccination assessment | Free press


Before the vaccination summit, Stiko had not yet issued an advice for the corona vaccination of children and adolescents. One wants to be careful – but also to rush very quickly.

Berlin (dpa) – On the issue of vaccinating children and adolescents from the age of 12 against Covid-19, the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) wants to complete its assessment in about a week and a half.

The committee started a week and a half ago and is in a hurry to be ready “maybe in the next week and a half,” said Stiko member Martin Terhardt of the RBB broadcaster radioeins.

“The situation is difficult”

“The decision has not yet been taken.” One variant could only be vaccination advice for the chronically ill, the Berlin pediatrician confirmed. “The situation is difficult. And in such a difficult situation, you don’t always have to be particularly heroic with your decision. You can be careful sometimes. “The relationship between the risk of vaccination and the risk of the disease must be carefully weighed against each other.

The Stiko is an independent body. She develops vaccination advice and looks at the benefits for the individual and the population as a whole. To this end, the experts evaluate international data and studies. The recommendations are considered a medical standard as stated on Stiko’s website.

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the prime ministers want to discuss, among other things, corona vaccinations for children at 2 p.m.

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