Health Minister Urges Germans to Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Expressing concern over the rapid rise in new coronavirus cases and related deaths, Germany’s Health Minister called on the Germans to quickly get vaccines.

Germany’s Health Minister, Jens Spahn urged unvaccinated people, including with booster shots if their first round of inoculation occurred more than six months ago, to get it soon. 

He warned that those who aren’t vaccinated will be infected by COVID-19 by the end of the winter — and some of those will die.

In a press briefing in Berlin, Spahn said some 50 million doses of the Moderna and BioNtech-Pfizer vaccines will soon be available to get first, second or third shots, as necessary.

This is the country that recorded 30,000 newly confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, indicating an about 50 percent increase compared to one week ago.

Hospitals are running out of capacities, with some patients having to be transferred to clinics in some parts.

As of yet, 68 percent of Germany’s population are fully vaccinated against coronavirus.


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