Model Austria, ulterior motive of summer vacation: Saxony's Prime Minister pleads for more freedom for people who only had a corona first vaccination.
Dresden - Corona has not proven to be a great equalizer.
Some suffer more from the pandemic *, others less.
That is why the virus divides society - also when it comes to the follow-up question: Should those who have already been vaccinated be allowed to do more?
A survey already showed that a majority of Germans are against it *.
The Saxon Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) is now calling for faster relaxation for people who receive the Covid-19 vaccine from Astrazeneca *.
"Anyone who is vaccinated with Astrazeneca should already have more freedom three weeks after the first dose," he told the
newspapers with a view to the summer vacation in 2021. "We all want to go on summer vacation," he also explained at one point.
Corona-vaccinated: Kretschmer makes Astrazeneca proposal with a view to Austria
Kretschmer referred to a corresponding regulation in Austria *.
"The protection is already very good after the first Astrazeneca vaccination," said the CDU * politician.
For the vaccine, following a federal-state resolution, the prioritization with a fixed order has now been lifted.
In consultation with the doctor, you can also freely decide when the second vaccination should take place within the permitted period of four to twelve weeks.
Full vaccination protection is only achieved after the second vaccination *.
The vaccination commission recommends an interval of 12 weeks between the first and second dose for the preparation.
The background to this are observations that the longer distance leads to better effectiveness.
According to a report by the European approval authority EMA, the effectiveness of a two-time vaccination with an interval of four to eight weeks is 50.4 percent.
With twelve or more weeks it increases to 72.1 percent to 82.4 percent.
Kretschmer advertises Sputnik V: "Can use any approved vaccine"
At the same time, Kretschmer again promoted the use of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V * in Germany.
"We can use any approved vaccine," said Kretschmer.
It is not yet certain whether Sputnik V will get European approval.
But he sees a number of people who would be willing to take this vaccine.
"If we get this opportunity, we should be happy about it."
(AFP / dpa / frs)
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