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High incidences in Bavaria: With vaccination campaigns and contact tracking in the second Corona winter

2021-10-15T16:04:23.485Z

The corona numbers in Bavaria are now as high as they were in spring. Nevertheless, this winter will probably be different than in 2020.



The corona numbers in Bavaria are now as high as they were in spring.

Nevertheless, this winter will probably be different than in 2020.

Munich - Bavaria is entering its second Corona winter.

And the conditions could hardly be worse.

Nine out of ten corona hotspots are in the Free State.

The district of Berchtesgadener Land * reports the highest incidence in Germany (over 300).

And more and more people have to be treated in hospitals for a Covid 19 infection *.

Nevertheless, new easing decisions are made every week.

Last year, the population was put into a six-month lockdown under similar conditions.

What has changed?

(By the way: Our Bavaria newsletter informs you about all the important stories from the Free State. Register here.)

Corona in Bavaria: vaccination campaigns should increase the vaccination rate

The most obvious difference to 2020 is the availability of a corona vaccine. While at that time the population faced the virus largely unprotected, enough vaccine is available this year. However, the willingness to vaccinate has been declining for some time. This should be counteracted with vaccination campaigns. "In Bavaria, since July 2021, a variety of measures to increase the willingness to be vaccinated through easily accessible and outreach offers such as vaccination buses, vaccinations in sports clubs, supermarkets, shopping malls or vaccinations without an appointment", wrote the Ministry of Health at the request of

Merkur.de

.

A group in which the infection rate is currently particularly high are adolescents and children.

There is currently no vaccine for children under twelve - but Biontech has today applied for approval for children between the ages of five and eleven.

There have already been numerous vaccination campaigns at schools in Bavaria to get the elderly at the needle.

By October 7, there were already around 400, according to the Ministry of Health.

"The vaccination centers have already reported almost 300 further vaccination campaigns for the coming weeks."

Corona in Bavaria: Ministry of Health defends easing

The Ministry also sees itself better positioned this year.

"We have completely different framework conditions (vaccination progress, multicomponent strategy to curb transmissions through continuing AHA + L; early detection of infections through testing as well as serial testing, e.g. in schools; extensive vaccination protection for groups of the population who are at high risk of a severe course to have).

The situation in the hospitals with regard to the corona pandemic * can currently be assessed as stable and manageable.

Infection chains should be interrupted so quickly.

The Ministry of Health remains committed to the easing of the past few weeks.

"The opening of clubs and discotheques in compliance with the 3G plus rule and 2G seems justified at the current time from the point of view of infection protection," said the spokeswoman for the ministry.

With these strict rules, a higher level of security is achieved.

But the citizen is also called to his own responsibility.

“But first and foremost it is the responsibility of each individual to make his contribution by vaccination and compliance with the protective measures (AHA + L) in order to prevent further infections and thus further hospitalizations - also and especially against the background of current developments Openings and loosening. "

Incidence in Bavaria over 100 (video)

Corona in Bavaria: Booster vaccinations for seniors

One group that was particularly in focus in autumn / winter 2020 were the seniors.

Many of them are now double vaccinated.

According to the State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL), the rate for people over 60 is 82.4 percent on Friday, October 15.

However, in this age group the effect of the vaccination also decreases faster.

The Ministry of Health wants to counteract this with booster vaccinations.

"In addition, people over the age of 60 are offered booster vaccinations after individual consideration, medical advice and a decision." Booster vaccinations should also provide adequate protection in care and senior facilities.

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* Merkur.de / bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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