OREANDA-NEWS. German experts admit that vaccination against COVID-19 for certain groups of the population may become seasonal, like against the flu, but so far there is no final recommendation, said President of the Robert Koch Institute Lothar Wheeler (RKI).

The Robert Koch Institute is part of the Ministry of Health of the Federal Republic of Germany and monitors the epidemiological situation in the country and in the world.

“We have repeatedly said that we proceed from the assumption that booster vaccinations will be needed in the future. We do not only know when to do this. vaccinations, "Wheeler said at a press conference on Friday.

He added that experts are studying scenarios that if the coronavirus becomes endemic, that is, it remains in the human population, then the basic immunity of the population will gradually grow. "Then one of the possible scenarios - not the only one, but a possible one - that every year, before the beginning of winter, certain groups, like the elderly, will have to be vaccinated. This may be, this is an acceptable hypothesis. Will it really be so, I do not know yet "Wheeler added.