Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) wants to order an additional corona vaccine with a view to autumn. Already not everything ends up in the arms of the republic.

Tens of thousands in Germany are still infected with the corona virus every day, and dozens die as a result of an illness. The pandemic is not over yet. However, given the brutal war of aggression by Russia in Ukraine and the resulting challenges, the current infection situation has moved to the back of the Federal Republic’s mind.

This could change soon. It is still unclear what the Corona autumn will bring, but last but not least the Federal Government’s Expert Council warns to prepare for various scenarios. The virologist Christian Drosten expects a longer-lasting wave of infections in autumn and winter and is “somewhat worried” in view of the development in Portugal, where not only the incidence but also the number of deaths is increasing. The traffic light coalition has recently been wrestling with about the design of possible corona measures.

“We have to be prepared for all eventualities,” said Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) in mid-May. Despite a surplus, he wants to order an additional corona vaccine and thus also cover several possible virus variants more broadly. One lesson learned from the pandemic is never to run out of vaccine again, according to Lauterbach. Anyone who needs or wants it should also be able to be offered a fourth vaccination.

Coronavirus vaccine: the numbers since the pandemic began

How has the procurement and stocking of corona vaccine been in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic? The payment:

According to a spokeswoman, the BMG defines a “vaccination dose” as an individual dose for vaccinating a single person. A “prime dose” is the Covid 19 vaccine dose, which is used as part of the basic immunization.

The BMG records further daily updated figures in the publicly accessible “vaccination dashboard”, the data is provided by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). According to information from Friday, they have…

The Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Germany has been running for 532 days on Friday, according to “Vaccine Dashboard” a total of 38,000 vaccine doses were administered on June 8, 2022.