Corona vaccinations: The vaccination rate for employees is much faster

The vaccination rate of dependent employees rose sharply in June and was above average: in the middle of the month 71 percent of them had at least one corona vaccination, in May it was 51 percent. This is the result of a representative survey commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labor (BMAS). 39 percent said they were fully vaccinated. In May it was still twelve percent.

In the general population, the first vaccination rate at the time of the survey was 52 percent and 32 percent for completed vaccinations. One reason for the higher rate is likely to be the prioritization of certain professional groups. In mid-June, 56 percent of all employees received vaccination offers from their companies, with a further nine percent the employers have announced the provision of voluntary vaccination offers. 93 percent of employees now have an employer who offers them corona tests.

On the way back to the office

The Bonn Institute for the Future of Work surveys employees on behalf of the BMAS on a regular basis also to use the Home Office. This has been declining for a long time, although the obligation to work from home did not end until July 1: In February almost half of all employees were in the home office, in June it was 42 percent. 27 percent spent at least half of their working hours at home, compared to 34 percent in February. While the reduction of working hours in the home office is usually a personal decision of the employee, the full return to the office is at the request of the employer.

The situation in childcare has eased significantly. Only six percent of employees with children under the age of 14 stated that they could not or not regularly go to a daycare center or school due to the corona measures. In mid-May it was still 20 percent.