Target vaccination rate of 80 percent by the end of January almost no longer achievable


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So far, only 75.7 percent have received at least one vaccine dose © Sven Hoppe/dpa

The federal government’s goal that 80 percent of the population should be vaccinated against Corona at least once by the end of January is in danger of failing.

Berlin – The goal of the federal government that by the end of January 80 percent of the population should be vaccinated against Corona at least once is in danger of failing. At least 466,000 doses of vaccine were administered nationwide on Thursday, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Friday. But only a good 40,000 of them went to people who had not yet been vaccinated. 85,000 were vaccinations that led to full basic protection, and 344,000 were booster vaccinations.

So far, only 75.7 percent of the population have received at least one dose of vaccine. According to the RKI, 73.8 percent have complete basic protection, 52.2 percent have already received a booster vaccination. According to the statistics, 24.3 percent are not vaccinated, a total of 20.2 million people. However, they also include four million children aged up to four years for whom no approved vaccine is yet available.

The federal government had already had to postpone its target of 80 percent first-time vaccinations. Originally, she wanted to reach this quota by January 7th. In order to reach the target now, 4.3 percent of the population would have to be vaccinated by Monday, i.e. more than 3.5 million people. That should be as good as impossible.

The RKI dashboard points out that the vaccination rates are to be understood as minimum rates, “since 100% coverage by the reporting system cannot be achieved”. The Robert Koch Institute assumes that the actual vaccination rate is up to five percentage points higher. (dpa)


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