App Update from 6.7.2021

Adolescents 12-17 years old, vaccination spacing, recovered patients and pregnant people

Children and adolescents

The EU Commission has approved the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine for adolescents ages 12 and up. This means that vaccination of most adolescents is now also possible. However, the STIKO only recommends vaccinating them in two cases. First, if they themselves have pre-existing conditions that may increase the risk of a severe case of COVID-19, including both congenital and acquired immune deficiencies as well as diabetes. Second, if they have regular contact with anyone who is at high risk for a severe case of COVID-19.

Recovered patients

Medical information now includes individuals who have experienced SARS-CoV-2 infection. They should be vaccinated no earlier than 6 months after recovery. In this case, a single dose of vaccine is sufficient for effective protection.

Pregnant people

The STIKO does not currently recommend that pregnant people be vaccinated – regardless of the type of COVID-19 vaccine. However, according to the STIKO, pregnant people can now be offered vaccination with an mRNA vaccine from the second trimester of pregnancy on if they have pre-existing conditions that give rise to fears that they could develop a severe case of the COVID-19 disease.