Germany bought a staggering amount of vaccine from Romania; German health authorities have taken a tough stance on the vaccination campaign.
Since there is not enough vaccine against the Coronavirus for the vaccination campaign there, a huge shipment has been purchased from Romania, as the vaccination campaign is still going on as it should, leaving a large amount of vaccine around the health authorities, threatened with expiration.
Berlin has now announced that it has purchased five million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines that have been delivered to Romania, but they remain unused due to a lack of public interest.
In mid-December, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach announced that in order to stimulate the administration of the third booster vaccination, they would look for a purchase offer for countries where the vaccination campaign is not progressing, so they have surplus stocks.
In addition to Romania, he mentioned Poland and Portugal as potential trading partners. And now the deal has been dealt with, so from January 24, the vaccines obtained from Romania will be available in Germany.
In doing so, a total of 12 million Pfizer and 20 million Moderna will be available, so anyone can take the third vaccine if they want to.
Romania still lags behind the military in terms of vaccination: just over 41 percent, having finally reached eight million people on Tuesday with at least one vaccination.
The authorities in Bucharest appear to have been overly optimistic when they ordered the vaccines in a joint European Union purchase, as nearly 29 million vaccines have been delivered to the country so far, slightly more than half of which have been used so far.
The latest available data was published on January 5, up from 28,650 so far Romania received 949 doses of the vaccine, of which 16,009,315 had been administered by January 9.
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