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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 04:06 AM

Germany To Start Coronavirus Vaccine Before April 2021, Health Minister Says

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Source: DW

Germany should be able to start immunizing people against the coronavirus in the first three months of 2021, said the country's health minister, Jens Spahn. The vaccine would only be administered to those who want it.

While Germany is still waiting for its researchers to develop a coronavirus vaccine, Health Minister Jens Spahn predicted on Monday that a vaccination drive was just months away.

"As things stand today, October 12, I assume that we would be able to start in the first quarter of next year," he said.

He emphasized the vaccination would be voluntary. German authorities plan to start the vaccination effort with high-risk groups, such as people who suffer from preexisting medical conditions, the elderly, health care workers and nursing home employees...

Read more: https://www.dw.com/en/germany-to-start-coronavirus-vaccination-before-april-2021-health-minister-says/a-55251114



Germany is also investing hundreds of millions of euros into medical research companies in a bid to boost vaccine development.

The coronavirus has so far killed over 1 million people worldwide, including some 9,600 in Germany, according to the data gathered by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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