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35,000 German general practitioners to help accelerate COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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German authorities hope to speed up the country’s slow rollout of the country’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine by allowing 35,000 general practitioners across the country to start administering the vaccine this week.

The practices of some general practitioners were already starting on Tuesday, while others are still waiting for the vaccine doses to be delivered.

During the first week, practices should receive a total of 940,000 doses of vaccine, which means that each practice will receive an average of 26 doses.

Practices can regulate how they allocate immunization appointments and how they prioritize patients.

The association of private insurers PKV called on the government to speed up the launch of vaccinations in companies.

“The launch of the vaccination campaign by general practitioners is the right step, but it is not enough to grant protection to as many people as possible as quickly as possible.

“Politicians must already prepare for the next step and allow vaccination in companies and with all other doctors and dentists as soon as vaccine deliveries accelerate in the coming weeks,” he said.

(NAN)

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