The New York Times reports:
As concerns grow over a rise in coronavirus cases driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, Germany will offer vaccine booster shots to older people and people with underlying health conditions starting in September, according to a draft plan that is expected to be announced on Monday.
The issue of booster shots has been hotly debated in richer countries as vaccination rates have slowed. But as the Delta variant has become dominant in much of the United States and Europe, more governments appear to be moving toward endorsing them.
In the United States, Biden administration health officials increasingly think that vulnerable populations may need additional shots. Research continues into how long the vaccines remain effective. Israel, an early leader in administering vaccines, began administering boosters to people 60 and over last week.
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Germany will start offering Covid vaccine booster shots to older people and people with underlying health conditions in September because of concerns over the Delta variant, according to a draft plan. https://t.co/iwTYX4kj2v
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 2, 2021
#UPDATE Germany will start offering Covid-19 booster shots from September and make it easier for 12-to-17 year olds to get a jab, the health ministry said, amid concerns about the spread of the Delta varianthttps://t.co/Z8gZ6hTvmW#CoronavirusPandemic
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) August 2, 2021