Federal Home Secretary Horst Seehofer (71, CSU) does NOT want to be vaccinated with the controversial AstraZeneca vaccine.
“The answer to Jens Spahn’s request is: No!” Seehofer told BILD. “I will not protect myself.”
Seehofer was not interested in evaluating the vaccine itself.
In fact, at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (40, CDU) asked fellow ministers over the age of 60 to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine as a confidence-building measure.
Also in the group of prime ministers, who discussed the approval of the vaccine on Tuesday, Spahn said, according to information from BILD, that a vaccination with AstraZeneca could serve as a model.
For colleagues in the cabinet, this would be:
O Deputy Chancellor and Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz (62, SPD),
Ός Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (71, CSU)
Peter Minister of Economy Peter Altmaier (62, CDU)
► Minister for Development Gerd Müller (65, CSU)
Or Chancellor Angela Merkel (66, CDU).
Spahn had already proposed it to ministers-presidents over 60 on Tuesday.
BILD asked Lower Saxony Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD, 62) if he would be vaccinated with AstraZeneca. His answer: yes!
Weil spokesman for BILD: He would do it “as soon as his turn”. “Lower Saxony at the moment will not include people between the ages of 60 and 69 in the vaccination permit, because we have a total of 3.8 million people in priority groups 1 and 2 and they need to be vaccinated first,” she said.
Record: The British-Swedish vaccine is threatened by a crisis of confidence. In Germany, AstraZeneca should generally only be vaccinated in people over 60 years of age. Young people can be vaccinated with this on the advice of their doctor and at their own risk.
The federal and state health ministers decided on Tuesday afternoon and followed the establishment of the Standing Vaccination Committee (StiKo).
The reason is new cases of thrombosis in people vaccinated with AstraZeneca.