Lower Saxony's Minister of Health Daniela Behrens (SPD) has recommended that everyone who is already eligible for a booster vaccination make an appointment with a doctor within the next few weeks.
With a view to autumn and winter, a booster vaccination makes sense to further reduce your own risk of infection, she said on Monday after a video switching conference of the state and federal health ministers.
Hanover - "There is no need to panic."
According to the findings of the experts, a completed vaccination series of two vaccinations protects very reliably against the course of the disease, stressed the minister.
Behrens expressly welcomed the recommendation of the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) for a booster vaccination for people who are older than 70 years and whose second vaccination was more than six months ago.
"Many resident doctors in Lower Saxony have been waiting for a recommendation." Dpa