NewsHealth Minister Lauterbach: Corona vaccination must include three doses

Health Minister Lauterbach: Corona vaccination must include three doses

On Saturday (01/15/2022) thousands of people will take to the streets all over Germany. Meanwhile, the discussion about the corona vaccination continues.

  • The corona incidence is rising to a new high. 72.6 percent are now vaccinated against Corona.
  • Thousands of people across Germany are protesting against the Corona measures.
  • The situation in Germany in the ticker.

Update from Sunday, January 16th, 2022, 7.10 a.m .: According to Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, compulsory vaccination against the corona virus should include three syringes. “A full vaccination consists of three doses. Fully vaccinated people are protected against all corona variants – at least against serious illness and death. The obligation to vaccinate must be based on this, ”said the SPD politician to the Springer-Blatt picture on Sunday.

Scientists around the world agree that the emergence of a variant against which you have no protection as a person who has been vaccinated three times is extremely unlikely. At the same time, the minister warned: “The variant alphabet will not end with omicron.” It is quite possible that a mutated delta type will have to be dealt with in the autumn. Anyone who now falls ill with omicron without being vaccinated would probably have protection against infection of well under 50 percent against a new Delta variant in autumn, he said. “Without additional vaccinations, these people would then be at high risk. There is therefore no way around vaccination,” says Lauterbach.

Corona situation: Thousands of participants in nationwide protests against corona measures

+++ 9:27 p.m .: Thousands of opponents of the Corona measures took to the streets again in several German cities on Saturday. According to the police, larger rallies took place in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Schwerin and Fürth, among other places. These were largely peaceful, but there were numerous violations of the mask requirement.

In Hamburg, a large demonstration by opponents of the Corona rules had been banned by a court. Nevertheless, according to the police, thousands of people came together at the planned meeting place. When many of them started showing placards and chanting together, the police dispersed the gathering. According to the police, three other registered demonstrations with a total of around 2,500 participants were peaceful.

Corona demonstrations in Germany: more than 7000 people on the streets of Düsseldorf

Meanwhile, around 3,500 people gathered for a counter-rally in downtown Hamburg. An alliance against the right had called for the demonstration under the motto “Solidarity and education instead of conspiracy ideologies”.
In Düsseldorf, more than 7,000 people took part in protests against the Corona measures. Administrative offense proceedings were initiated against dozens of demonstrators for disregarding the mask requirement. One participant was taken into custody because a knife was found on him during a check.

Auch in Kassel gingen hunderte Menschen auf die Straße, um gegen die Corona-Maßnahmen zu protestieren.


Hundreds of people also took to the streets in Kassel to protest against the Corona measures.

Corona in Germany: At least 60.4 million people have been fully vaccinated against Corona

+++ Update 12.35 p.m .: In Germany, at least 60.4 million people are now fully vaccinated against the corona virus. That corresponds to at least 72.6 percent of the population, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin on Saturday. According to this, up to and including Friday, 38.7 million people had already received a booster vaccination (46.6 percent). This is important for effective protection against the more contagious virus variant Omicron. The RKI gave the number of vaccinations for Friday at a good 650,000.

The federal government is aiming for a quota of 80 percent fully vaccinated by the end of January.

Sie stehen freiwillig an: Impfwillige in der Münchner Innenstadt.


They stand in line voluntarily: people who want to be vaccinated in downtown Munich.

Corona situation: Incidence at 497.1 – RKI reports highest value since the beginning of the pandemic

Berlin/Frankfurt – The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has reported a new record for the nationwide seven-day incidence. The RKI gave the value of new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week on Saturday morning as 497.1. For comparison: the day before the value was 470.6.

A week ago, the nationwide incidence was 335.9 (previous month: 353.0). The health authorities in Germany reported 78,022 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. A week ago there were 55,889 infections.

Corona case numbers in Germany: overview of new infections, deaths, incidence

Day new infections | Deaths | incidence
Saturday (01/15/2022) 78.022 | 235 | 497.1
Friday (01/14/2022) 92,223 | 286 | 470.6
Thursday (01/13/2022) 81,417 | 316 | 427.7
Wednesday (01/12/2022) 80,430 | 384 | 407.5
Tuesday (01/11/2022) 45,690 | 322 | 387.9
Monday (01/10/2022) 25,255 | 52 | 375.7
Sunday (09.01.2022) 36,552 | 77 | 362.7
Saturday (08.01.2022) 55,889 | 268 | 335.9
Friday (07.01.2022) 56,335 | 264 | 303.4
Source: Robert Koch Institute
Die Zahl der Corona-Neuinfektionen steigt wegen Omikron rapide an.


The number of new corona infections is increasing rapidly because of Omicron.

According to the new information, 235 deaths were recorded across Germany within 24 hours. A week ago there were 268 deaths. The RKI has counted 7,913,473 proven infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

The RKI gave the number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days as 3.23 on Friday (Thursday: 3.09, Wednesday: 3.13). It had risen again for the first time in a few days. It will not be published at the weekend.

The RKI gave the number of recovered people on Saturday as 6,942,400. The number of people who died from or involved a proven infection with Sars-CoV-2 rose to 115,572. (ktho/dpa)

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