Experts from the German State Epidemiological Institute Robert Koch today warned of excessive euphoria over the coronavirus vaccine, noting that vaccination could take more than a year due to various tests needed.
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“We need time to get a more detailed analysis of vaccine uptake studies, and only then will we give our opinion, and then the vaccine will be introduced,” said Thomas Mertens, chair of the Institute’s Standing Committee on Vaccination, told the Rhine Post. Robert Koch, Hina reported.
He pointed out that even the competent institution in the USA has not yet consented to delivery, although they started the inspection much earlier.
The President of the Commission making a recommendation for vaccines in Germany stressed that vaccination of German citizens will last for next year.
“It cannot be vaccinated in a year: if we vaccinate 150,000 to 200,000 citizens a day, five or six days a week, of course, provided we have vaccines available, we conclude that we need 100 days for 15 million citizens, ”he said. Mertens.
Recent studies show that just over 50 percent of Germany’s 83 million citizens are ready to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
The Germans are being trained to prepare vaccination centers around the country so that they can get the vaccine approved in Europe.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said that 60 to 70 percent of the population should be immune to kovid 19 or vaccinate or become infected, and only then could the government remove measures such as the one that the gradual exclusion of private assemblies.
It was previously announced that vaccination will not be compulsory in Germany.