11.35am: Span – Half of people over the age of 60 have full vaccine coverage
According to Federal Health Minister Jens Spann (CDU), half of people over the age of 60 have been fully vaccinated against the corona virus. More than 80 percent of the group received at least one vaccine, Spaan announced via Twitter today.
The proportion of people who are vaccinated for the first time in the total population is approaching 50 percent. 48.4 percent (40.2 million people) have so far received at least one vaccine against the corona virus, Can be found from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) data. 26.2 percent (21.8 million people) now have full vaccine coverage. According to RKI, a total of 60.7 million vaccines have been distributed in Germany to date. More than 622,000 people were added over the weekend. Saturday it was 391 072 cans, Sunday 231 211.
In the federal states, Bremen has the highest rate of vaccinations with 53.5 percent for the first time. Charland, Shelswick-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia also crossed the 50 percent mark. Saxony is down with 43.3 percent. At 31.0 percent, Charland has the highest proportion of people living with complete vaccine coverage. Hesson tops the list with 23.9 percent.
The vaccination campaign against the SARS-Cowie-2 virus began in Germany late last year. At first it was the turn of people over the age of 80, the elderly and those living in nursing homes and medical staff. Among other things, vaccination is a priority for those with chronic illnesses who are at high risk of serious and dangerous course. From last week Monday, people can be vaccinated regardless of the list of priorities that are valid earlier.