German officials urge public not to be picky as vaccine demand surges

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German politicians sought to even the scales on Monday by promoting all vaccines on offer, as demand for the Pfizer/BioNTech drug in particular surged amid a call for people to get booster jabs. Speaking at a press conference in Berlin, acting Health Minister Jens Spahn promoted Moderna, which he called a “good, safe and very effective vaccine.” However, he noted that many of the third vaccinations planned for the coming weeks would still use Pfizer/BioNTech, which was developed in the city of Mainz and is particularly popular among the German public. In a letter sent to the states, Spahn’s fe…

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