The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has updated its vaccination recommendation against corona. It now advises people aged 60 and older to receive a fourth vaccination – after two basic vaccinations and a booster or after two basic vaccinations and an illness from Corona. However, it should have been at least six months since the last vaccination or a Corona infection. The recommendation for a fourth vaccination also applies to children five years and older with certain diseases and an increased risk of a severe course. In addition, children and adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age should now be able to receive basic immunization with the vaccine Nuvaxovid. People aged 12 and older who are particularly at risk – for example, those with an immune deficiency – are to receive an antibody drug in addition to the vaccination as prophylaxis. For people who have had two basic immunizations, a booster vaccination and corona disease, the Stiko does not recommend another booster vaccination for now.
Das Robert Koch-Institut (RKI) in Berlin. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.