11 Jan, 2021 06:45 am

Germany's vaccine rollout headache By Reuters

Germany's vaccine rollout headache By Reuters
Scarce doses and empty vaccination centres: Germany's vaccine rollout headache

Germany has set up hundreds of vaccination centres in sports halls and concert arenas and has the infrastructure to administer up to 300,000 shots a day, Health Minister Jens Spahn said."With the capacity we have already created in Germany, we will be able to carry out between 250,000 and 300,000 vaccinations per day - when we have the vaccine doses," Spahn said this week.Scarce vaccine supply, cumbersome paperwork, a lack of healthcare staff and an aged and immobile population are hampering efforts to get early doses of a vaccine made by U.(Graphic - COVID-19 vaccine doses administered: https://graphics.

3 million doses received.Spahn says manufacturing problems rather than too few orders are to blame for the limited supply, after Pfizer and BioNTech in December halved their production forecast to 50 million doses by year-end.

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