Germany seeks to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on December 27

Germany Health Minister Jens Spahn, on December 16, announced that the country will begin Coronavirus vaccinations on December 27 with elderly care home residents, with the European Union aiming that all 27 member states begin vaccination on the same day.

Germany’s 16 state-level health ministers said, “Spahn had announced the expected approval and supply of the BioNTech vaccine with distribution beginning shortly before year’s end.”

The final call on authorisation of the vaccine will be made by the European Commission, once the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued its final verdict, which now is likely to take place on December 21 after the timetable was moved up a week.

It must be noted that Pfizer-BioNTech’s jab has already been given a nod in several western countries, with Britain and the US administering the first inoculations in recent days.

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