Germany readies for coronavirus vaccine before end of year - Bild - (Financial Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • According to Bild daily, Germany is preparing to start coronavirus vaccinations before the end of the year, as reported in the Financial Post.

  • The German health ministry plans to create 60 vaccination centres to ensure the vaccines can be stored at the proper temperature and has asked the country’s states to provide addresses for them by November 10, Bild reported.

  • Earlier this week, health minister Jens Spahn said BioNTech was close to getting a vaccine approved, Bild cited participants as saying.

  • When asked when the first vaccinations were expected, Saphn replied, "that could happen before the end of the year," according to participants. 

  • Germany has awarded $745 million in funding to BioNTech and CureVac to speed up the development of their COVID-19 vaccines and expand Germany production capacity. 

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