Germany to offer Covid vaccines to all adults from June 7th

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Germany To Offer Covid Vaccines To All Adults From June 7Th
An elderly couple walks outside the Covid-19 vaccination centre in Freising, southern Germany. Photo: Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images
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By Michael Nienaber

Germany will stop restricting coronavirus vaccines to more vulnerable groups from June 7th, paving the way for the entire adult population to get free immunizations from that date onwards, health minister Jens Spahn has said.

The decision to end the prioritisation in Germany's vaccination campaign does not mean everybody will get vaccinated immediately in June, Mr Spahn said, pointing to ongoing logistical and supply bottlenecks.

But he repeated the government's pledge that every citizen who wants to get vaccinated should get a Covid-19 shot in the course of the summer.

The minister added that authorities were already discussing when and how to allow Covid-19 vaccinations for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 16.

The EU's regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), is aiming to approve Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for use children as young as 12-years-old in June, possibly even at the end of this month.

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