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Corona vaccination rate will increase by fall – Berlin.de

More people are persuaded to be vaccinated in Berlin in preparation for the fall, when further corona waves may occur.

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Health Senator Ulrike Gote (Greens) announced Wednesday in Berlin that it will be used to further increase vaccination coverage in the summer. The placement of mobile vaccination teams in the neighborhood will continue. Goat said he expects a new vaccination campaign to be needed in the fall for those who have already been vaccinated and those who have not yet been vaccinated. Gote found it difficult to define a target group here.

Take into account the social aspects of the pandemic

The campaign will also be based on the recommendations of the Social Science Advisory Board, which has met twice since March, according to the health administration. So far, he has interacted with experts in the natural sciences and added that the pandemic also has a social dimension.

Increased use of social media

Some expert recommendations are that policy makers should communicate risks and uncertainties transparently. Influencers, athletes, religious personalities, etc. who are trusted in a particular environment need to be more appropriately involved. Instead of handing out pamphlets, it’s important to make more use of social media and video platforms.

Almost 80% of Berliners have been vaccinated at least once so far

The confidence factor is very important. The advisory board advises people who are not native to German or who have poor reading comprehension. The mobile vaccination team needs to be strengthened. In addition, vaccination incentives are mentioned as an option, along with indirect rewards, such as vouchers, especially for young people. Almost 80 percent of Berliners have been vaccinated against Sars-CoV-2 at least once so far, according to Senate status reports. About 60 percent have boosters.

Low willingness to vaccinate among unvaccinated people

The Cosmo survey, which repeatedly investigated attitudes toward vaccination nationwide during a pandemic, was the latest survey from mid-March to prevent “(decreasing, remaining) unvaccinated” among people. It mentions that the willingness to inoculate is very low. Of all respondents, 10% were unvaccinated and only 4% wanted to be vaccinated. 13% of them were hesitant or uncertain. Eighty-three percent said they would never be vaccinated. This study identifies safety concerns as the main reason for vaccination.

Author: dpa / deepl.com

Date of issue: May 5, 2022

Last updated: May 5, 2022

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