Failure to meet vaccination deadlines in Germany has been identified by BioNTech, which, in view of the abolition on 7 June of the priority list for vaccination of citizens, is expected to cause problems in meeting the immunization campaign schedule.
According to the Federal Ministry of Health, in the next two weeks, less than the promised vaccines will be delivered to the German authorities, and the rate of deliveries is estimated to be restored after June 21. Specifically, BioNTech will deliver 4-5 million vaccines in the next three weeks, after which it will have to deliver 6 million doses per week. In addition, since the beginning of June there are no plans for further delivery of vaccines from the companies AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson in Germany.
As pointed out by the Ministry of Health, those who have not yet made an appointment for vaccination should be “patient”, as in the vaccination centers in the near future more vaccinations will be carried out with the β dose than with the α΄.
The expected delays, as broadcast by the correspondent of the Athens News Agency, will be The main topic of the conference convened today by Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Prime Ministers of the states in order to examine the evolution of the vaccination campaign. Also on the agenda are the digital vaccination certificate being processed, the possible vaccination of students, as well as the planning of the booster dose of vaccines.