The German government hopes for first vaccinations against the coronavirus this year. Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has asked the federal states to have the vaccination centers ready for use by mid-December. Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) believes that the vaccination will “get started faster than we thought some time ago”.
“There is cause for optimism that there will be an approval for a vaccine in Europe before the end of this year. And then we can start with the vaccinations immediately,” Spahn told the editorial network Germany. The Minister of Health was optimistic that it would not take until the end of 2021 for all population groups to be vaccinated.
He added that Germany had secured more than 300 million vaccine doses for Germany via the EU Commission or bilateral agreements and options. “Even with two doses per vaccination, we would then have enough for our own population and could share with other countries,” said Spahn.
- hp with reports from kleinezeitung.at. picture: pixabay.com
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