The German Minister of Health claimed that experts regard Moderna vaccine as the “Rolls Royce” of vaccines, while comparing Pfizer’s vaccine to “Mercedes” because the country hopes to introduce a booster vaccine to curb the fourth wave.
On Monday, Minister of Health Jens Spahn said at a press conference that the government will insist on using the Moderna vaccine as a booster for Covid-19 and warned that unless it is used, millions of shots of the vaccine may be in the first quarter of 2022. maturity.
Spahn said that unless used in the next few months, approximately 16 million doses of Moderna drugs may be wasted. “This is an important aspect, but not a decisive aspect. It is crucial that our BioNTech inventory is emptied so quickly that we will not be able to provide more than 2 to 3 million doses per week next week.” He added.
The minister emphasized that most Germans’ preference for Pfizer vaccines was misled because he claimed that experts call Moderna vaccines “Rolls Royce” Covid-19 vaccine. At the same time, the Pfizer vaccine developed in cooperation with the German company BioNTech is more similar to “Mercedes. “
Germany is racing to provide boosters to control the dangerous fourth wave of Covid-19, which has led to the blockade of neighboring Austria. In order to alleviate concerns about vaccine shortages, Spahn claimed that as of the end of this year, Germany had 50 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available.
In early November, an advisory committee stated that people under the age of 30 in Germany should only receive the Pfizer vaccine because it causes less heart inflammation in young people compared to Moderna. France and other countries have adopted similar guidelines.
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