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Germany Rations Covid Vaccine Doses Amid BioNTech Shortage

  • Health minister seeks to buy unused doses from Eastern Europe
  • Inoculation campaign has been less successful than EU peers
BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine vials.

BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine vials.

Source: BioNTech SE

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Germany is rationing Covid-19 vaccines through the rest of the year as the country seeks to keep a booster campaign going amid a surprise shortage of shots.

The country has about 3 million doses of the BioNTech SE vaccine and is spreading them out over the next three weeks, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said late Wednesday on ZDF television. It has about 10 million Moderna Inc. shots, which is likely sufficient to cover demand, he said.