All persons with residence or habitual abode in Germany or who are employed in certain care facilities in Germany but do not reside in Germany have a basic entitlement to vaccination.
Vaccination is recommended by the STIKO for adolescents between 12 and 18 years of age. The vaccines used are Comirnaty from Biontech/Pfizer and Spikevax from Moderna. Meanwhile, booster vaccinations are also recommended at this age. However, the vaccine from Moderna is only recommended by the STIKO for people over 30 years of age.
For children 5 to 11 years of age, there is currently an approved vaccine in Europe from Pfizer.
The mRNA vaccine Comirnaty is given in a lower dosage (10 μg) than in adults for basic immunization twice at least 3 weeks apart.
There is no licensed vaccine for children under 5 years of age.