Vaccinations may start in Austria as early as Christmas

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) plans to present its opinion on the approval of the Corona vaccine from the companies Biontech and Pfizer on December 21 – eight days earlier than last planned.

Start on Christmas Eve
This means that vaccinations can start in Austria as early as Christmas, as the Ministry of Health said. The confirmaiton was published by the Austrian daily newspaper KURIER on Wednesday. The logistics for the distribution and administration of the vaccine are in place, so that the delivery and vaccination of the first 10,000 doses would be possible as early as December 24.

Approval before Christmas
The date 21 December has been communicated the European Union authority on Tuesday in Amsterdam. The agreement of the European Union commission is considered safe. The vaccine could be certified so still before Christmas for the European Union. Vaccinations could therefore start a few days later, anywhere in the EU, depending of course on the preparations of the individual countries.

Germany optimistic
Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn is betting on an early start to vaccinations against the coronavirus. He was optimistic that the vaccine would be approved on December 23, he had already declared to the press in the morning. Now it is even two days earlier. This is “good news for the European Union,” he said. The aim is to start vaccination in Germany before the turn of the year.

— hp, with reports from kurier.at. picture:pixabay.com

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