Health Minister Jens Spahn and RKI President Lothar Wieler have called on citizens to be vaccinated against both corona and flu. "Going twice to vaccinate also leads to double protection," said Spahn on Wednesday in Berlin. If you want to avoid overloading the health system in winter due to a double wave of infections, you should get vaccinated, said he and Wieler. According to Spahn, the federal government has already ordered 27 million flu vaccine doses. This time, these cans are already available in October and November. According to Spahns, 22 million people were vaccinated in the last flu season.

The President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said that an increase in the number of corona infections can be expected in winter. It is obvious that the unvaccinated are particularly affected. However, Spahn was confident about the corona situation in Germany. You can see incidences in the various areas "with which we can deal well," said the CDU politician. This is also due to the success of the corona vaccinations. "Almost four out of five adults are vaccinated," he says. The head of the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko), Thomas Mertens, criticized, however, that the vaccination quota in Germany is not yet high enough. The Stiko have no concerns about a simultaneous vaccination against corona and flu.

In Germany, the RKI reported a seven-day incidence of 62.3 on Wednesday.

This number indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants were infected with the corona virus in one week.

The number of known corona infections rose by 11,547 to 4.27 million.

The number of deaths increased by 76 to 93,959.