German young people aged 12 to 18 should be able to get a booster shot, advises the STIKO vaccination committee.
The experts said the additional inoculation with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine should be given at the earliest three months after the previous shot to boost the immune system.
The booster shot for teenagers should stop the sharp rise in the number of corona infections. The fear is that the health care system will collapse.
The protection that vaccines offer against corona infections decreases after a few months. A booster shot increases that protection and reduces the chance of transmission.