Germany's Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Tuesday that the country could offer COVID-19 vaccines to all who want them by the summer if a third vaccine from either Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca or CureVac gains EU approval, as reported Fidelity on Tuesday.
Spahn said that "we expect on the whole some 130 million doses from Moderna and BioNTech which will be enough to offer the vaccine to anyone wishing to be vaccinated."
BioNTech/Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved in the EU, but Moderna has said it expects the EU, which has already secured about 160 million doses, to approve its vaccine in mid-January.
According to Spahn, if a third vaccine is approved in the EU, Germany could achieve herd immunity through inoculation next year.
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