Germany pushes merits of all available boosters as case numbers spike

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The German Health Ministry waded into the debate about booster shots on Saturday, stressing that the vaccines produced by BioNTech and Moderna are both “safe, effective and equally suitable for booster vaccinations.” A recent letter from the ministry to the federal states triggered criticism for advocating the expanded use of the Moderna vaccine, to avoid stockpiled doses going unused before their expiry date in the middle of the first quarter of 2022. Caps were set on the number of BioNTech vaccine doses doctor’s surgeries and even vaccination centres could order, prompting criticism from acr…

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