Klaus Reinhardt, president of the German Medical Association, called for faster and more efficient vaccinations in the country.
Reinhardt said it was “unacceptable” that more than 5 million doses of called vaccine were not being used in Germany and that thousands of new confirmed cases were being made every day, “and our goal should be to get as many people as possible vaccinated as soon as possible.” Reserves of second doses of vaccine need to be minimized, especially if vaccine delivery increases in the second quarter. ”
Reinhardt also said he hoped the government would eliminate vaccination priorities if Germany could still guarantee adequate supplies by the end of May.
Earlier, German Health Minister Frank-Gerhard Schpan announced on the 22nd that the country is expected to eliminate vaccination priorities by June. The four federal states of Saxony, Bavaria, Mecklenburg-Pre-Pomeroy and Berlin have approved the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is open to all ages, regardless of priorities.
It is worth mentioning that The German Federal Chancellor’s Office Minister Braun also supported Mr. Spann’s claim that the amount of vaccines available in Germany each week is gradually increasing. This means that many Germans will be vaccinated earlier than expected.
In view of the recent sharp increase in the number of new confirmed cases of Coronavirus pandemic in Germany, there is growing calls to speed up called vaccination process. According to the latest data released by the Robert Koch Institute, the Federal Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, as of April 22, 18496,378 people in Germany had received at least one dose of called vaccine, or 22.2% of the total population; The number of single-day vaccinations in Germany on 21 April was 606,283 doses. Of the 16 federal states, Saarland and Bremen had the highest first dose vaccination rates, at 24.7 per cent (Cbs News)