Doctors who are excited about vaccination should already hear the cash register ringing: The Pfizer mRNA vaccine against the XBB.1.5 variant is in the starting block. Marketing is already beginning in the mainstream for experimental preparations, the effectiveness of which is questionable due to weak study data, but which are in no way inferior to their predecessors in terms of side effects. The Baden-Württemberg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians is now telling doctors that in the absence of a STIKO recommendation, there is currently no state liability for vaccine damage with the new vaccine. But do doctors who are fond of vaccination give this information to their patients?
There is a publication from September 7 on the website of the Baden-Württemberg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians that points to the lack of state liability for vaccine harms caused by the new Pfizer vaccine, as there is no STIKO recommendation yet. The same applies to other Covid vaccinations that are not recommended by STIKO:
because of still No state liability due to lack of STIKO recommendation for the XBB.1.5 vaccine
for all allowed COVID-19 vaccines are recommended when used as indicated the creator-liability. The patient has the right to services under Federal Care in the Event of Vaccine Injury Act Due to the public vaccination recommendation of the state of Baden-Württemberg, this vaccine (“state obligation”) is only given if the STIKO recommendation has been published.
Therefore the following constellations do not yet fall under state responsibility:
- Vaccination with BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine adapted for the XBB.1.5 variant
- Medically necessary vaccinations directed by a doctor that are not recommended by STIKO (eligibility according to the COVID-19 Prevention Ordinance)
- Vaccination with VidPrevtyn Beta Vaccine
However, we have received information from the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Integration of Baden-Württemberg that the STIKO recommendation for XBB will be available before delivery on 18 September. 1.5 Vaccine will be released.
You can still get all these vaccines. In this case, before vaccination, inform your patients about the lack of right to care in case of damage caused by vaccination and confirm this with signature.
KVBW (document download)
It is therefore expected that a recommendation for a new preparation will be published in due course – but it is not clear for whom. STIKO has now significantly restricted the overall corona vaccination recommendations:
Boosters are therefore not recommended for healthy people under 60 who are not in the medical profession. It now remains to be seen whether STIKO, at the request of politicians, will issue a comprehensive vaccination recommendation for new, largely untested and evidence-free gene therapy drugs, so that the State’s obligation to apply again also applies to this group. A serious vaccination.
If not, some doctors will certainly still act as pharmaceutical representatives and talk their non-critical patients into the next shot, contrary to recommendation. It will be interesting to see whether we will finally be provided with proper information about the significant risks of vaccination and liability issues in the event of vaccine injury, or whether we will continue to rely on complete misinformation for those affected.