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Germany considers break with EU on 2022 vaccine orders | DW News |

German Health Minister Jens Spahn says the country must secure booster vaccines for 2022 -- even if that means acting independently from the European Union.

Speaking as Germany prepares to ramp up its vaccination program at family doctor practices across the country, he said securing supplies for the next year was vital.

"We need to secure production capacity also for 3rd and 4th shots of COVID-19 vaccine," said Spahn. For now we don't know how long protection will last. Nobody has been immunized longer than 12 months according to the first clinical studies. And nobody know how long it will last -- 12, 24 months, 5 years, 10 years."

"Nobody can rule out the need for repeat shots for immune reinforcement. Therefore we should secure capacity within the European Union framework -- if not done urgently, then nationally."

by Oui on Thu Apr 1st, 2021 at 06:50:02 PM EST

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