Corona vaccination campaign: Merkel and Spahn today to visit the RKI (press date live) – domestic politics

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Chancellor Angela Merkel (66, CDU) and Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (41, CDU) visit the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) today.

In a conversation with RKI President Lothar Wieler from 11 am onwards, according to the government, it should be about “current tasks, projects and challenges” and especially about the Corona– Go vaccination campaign. A press conference is then planned (probably around 12 noon).

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Around 58.5 percent of people in Germany are currently vaccinated. 42.6 percent already have full protection, which most manufacturers require two vaccinations.

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The number of vaccinations has recently decreased. According to RKI estimates, however, a quota of 80 percent is required for herd immunity, which is also not at risk of infection for unvaccinated people.

The Robert Koch Institute

The RKI is the federal government’s central facility for disease monitoring. The tasks include the detection, prevention and control of diseases, especially infectious diseases. The number of corona infections in Germany had risen slightly in the past few days, albeit at a low level.

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