According to a survey among adults, the RKI assumes that the quota of those vaccinated is around five percentage points higher than previously thought. In adults, 80 percent could be fully vaccinated. The experts explain the discrepancy with the fact that some of the vaccinations were not reported – for example by company doctors. Even a slightly higher quota will not change the rules in the country for the time being: The vaccination quota is not the only decisive factor in deciding whether corona rules are to be relaxed or tightened, according to the Ministry of Health. In addition, the distance requirement and the mask requirement in the open air have already been abolished.
According to the current status, the currently valid regulations are expected to be extended initially. (…) Because the current regulation already enables (…) a largely normal coexistence under 3G conditions indoors or by wearing masks. The vaccination quota is therefore not the only decisive factor in deciding on the Corona regulations in Schleswig-Holstein. (…) A very high vaccination rate can help to lift remaining restrictions more quickly. To this end, the situation report is constantly being re-created and assessed.
Statement by the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Health
Existing corona measures may be extended
Still show the findings of the RKI According to the ministry, that the vaccination campaign in Schleswig-Holstein was successful and that a high vaccination rate can help to lift restrictions more quickly. The Ministry of Health is currently assuming that the existing rules will be extended beyond October 17th.
Since December 27, 2020 people in Schleswig-Holstein vaccinated against the coronavirus. The vaccination quota shows what percentage of northern Germans have already received the first vaccination dose.
Mixed opinions on the corona measures
Helmut Fickenscher, head of the Institute for Infection Medicine at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) and the Kiel University Clinic (UKSH), warns that the new RKI survey could give a distorted picture because people surveyed supposedly gave socially desirable answers, that they are vaccinated. In addition, Fickenscher thinks it is too early to implement further easing. The General Practitioners Association, on the other hand, thinks it is time now to discuss further easing. Meanwhile, voices from the Citti-Parks in Kiel and Lübeck are calling for the mask requirement in the shopping center to be lifted.