The German launch vaccine was fired from a doctor’s operation | Instant News


BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts have stepped up with more than 650,000 doses given on Wednesday, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) showed on Thursday, coupled with expanding rollouts to family doctors.

The RKI said Germany gave 656,357 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, nearly 300,000 more than the number of injections given the previous day. Of these, 305,664 were born in doctors’ operations.

The increasing number of daily vaccinations is the first sign that bringing in family doctors will add firepower for the German launch, which has been hampered by supply and bureaucratic constraints.

Germany is relying on a mass vaccination center and the team is moving into the first phase of its campaign, believing this will be the most efficient way to manage doses given to uneven shipments and the need to store some vaccines in extremely cold temperatures.

But appointment booking problems, skepticism about the AstraZeneca vaccine, and missing data on those who qualify for delayed progress are inoculated.

German family doctors started giving vaccines to people this week. Berlin plans to supply doctors with one million doses per week, increasing to three million by the end of April.

As of Thursday, 13.8% of the population had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the health ministry.

(Reporting by Caroline Copley; Editing by Madeline Chambers)



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