BERLIN (Reuters) – There will not be another attempt to make COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory, said German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, while making the case for more people to get a second booster shot.
Anyone who is often in contact with others and wants to protect themselves and others should consider a fourth shot, regardless of age, said Lauterbach. Some 80% of Germany’s over-60s have not had their fourth COVID-19 shot, he added.
He also recommended that people continue to wear masks inside in light of a summer wave of infections.
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Miranda Murray; Editing by Maria Sheahan)