Germany has decided to phase out 558,000 Covid-19 vaccines in order to ensure an equal supply across all European Union countries based on their population.
According to the German edition Berliner Morgenpost, EU member states plan to supply vaccines to countries such as Latvia, Estonia, Croatia, Slovakia and Bulgaria. To do this, they intend to collect about 2.8 million vaccines.
The aforementioned states rely heavily on AstraZeneca, and delays in its delivery can have significant implications for the immunization of their populations. An EU official told BILD reporters:
“It is an important message from the pandemic that the overwhelming majority in the EU is showing solidarity with some countries that are particularly affected by vaccine shortages.”
The Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia do not participate in an initiative important for the European community.