World Medical President Frank Ulrich Montgomery has called for a general vaccination requirement to protect against the novel corona virus. If a serum against the virus is available in the future and some citizens refuse to be vaccinated, they pose a high risk to their fellow citizens, who could not be vaccinated for health reasons, Montgomery warned in the newspapers of the Funke media group (Wednesday editions).
“We therefore have to vaccinate as many people as possible,” said the President of the World Medical Association. In the case of measles too, Montgomery had campaigned for the vaccination requirement, which has been in effect since March. However, the federal government is not striving for vaccination in the fight against the coronavirus.
The vaccination should be voluntary, Chancellor Helge Braun (CDU) had told the spark pages in an interview published on the weekend. Those who do not want vaccination “have to bear the risk of infection themselves”.
Montgomery now warned against leaving the global distribution of the vaccine to the free market. To protect the world population, seven billion vaccine doses would be needed: “The free market must not regulate that. We need an international regulation for this.”
In Germany, the government must take legal measures to ensure that the person who pays the most is not the first to be vaccinated, the world medical president said. First of all, the residents of old people’s homes and nursing homes and the employees in the clinics would have to be vaccinated.