Criticism of the STIKO recommendation: Mertens admits that he hesitated too long when it came to boosting

The Standing Vaccination Commission has long been under political pressure to recommend booster vaccinations for all adults. It does that too, albeit much later than many comparable bodies. Today STIKO boss Mertens says that you should have started boosting earlier. The chairman of the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO), Thomas Mertens, has admitted that his committee […]

Particularly bad in Thuringia: More Covid deaths in federal states with a low vaccination rate

Many people are currently dying from Covid-19 again. Their number varies greatly locally. According to a study by the LMU Munich, the central criterion of how high the mortality is in the federal states is the vaccination rate. In Thuringia, Saxony and other federal states with a low vaccination rate, significantly more people are currently […]

"No data" Long-term consequences: STIKO boss would currently not have his own child vaccinated

The Standing Vaccination Commission is currently reviewing the recommendation for a corona vaccination for five to eleven year olds. At least his own seven-year-old child does not want to have his own seven-year-old child vaccinated yet. He justifies this with the lack of data. The chairman of the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO), Thomas Mertens, would […]

"Very good news": STIKO: Common tests react to Omikron

More and more Omicron cases are occurring in Germany. According to STIKO boss Mertens, the conventional PCR and rapid tests also react to the new Corona variant. However, they do not recognize which mutant it is. However, special Omikron tests are already being worked on. According to the chairman of the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO), […]

Over-vaccination not possible: Which booster time makes sense

The demand for booster vaccinations is great. The doctor’s offices cannot keep up, the queues in front of the vaccination centers are long and vaccination appointments are quickly booked out. Who should boost quickly – and who can wait to refresh? Booster vaccinations can help break the fourth wave of corona. In mid-November, the Standing […]

Over-vaccination not possible: Which booster time makes sense

The demand for booster vaccinations is great. The doctor’s offices cannot keep up, the queues in front of the vaccination centers are long and vaccination appointments are quickly booked out. Who should boost quickly – and who can wait to refresh? Booster vaccinations can help break the fourth wave of corona. In mid-November, the Standing […]

Prick or wait ?: What parents need to know about child vaccination

The corona vaccination campaign for children under the age of twelve is already rolling in many countries. It could also start soon in Germany. According to the EMA, the Biontech vaccine is effective and safe. So should you vaccinate your children? The most important questions and answers. In the United States, more than two million […]