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Romania to sell excess COVID-19 vaccines to Denmark

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Romania to sell excess COVID-19 vaccines to Denmark

In South Africa, people who received their first shot of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine must wait six weeks before returning for the second jab. Studies show that the Pfizer vaccine has a higher efficacy against the Delta variant after receipt of its second dose. (Photo: pharmaceutical-technology.com / Wikipedia)
By Reuters
29 Jun 2021 0

COPENHAGEN, June 29 (Reuters) - Romania has agreed to sell 1.17 million doses of excess Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines to Denmark, the Danish health ministry said on Tuesday.

 

“We can do this deal because Romania is experiencing low vaccination backing and therefore wants to sell excess vaccines which they won’t be able to use,” Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said in a statement.

Romania has missed a goal to vaccinate 5 million people by the end of May, with just over a fifth of the population – 4.47 million people – inoculated. Vaccine hesitancy is spreading amid entrenched distrust in state institutions, misinformation campaigns and weak vaccine education.

The Danish serum institute said it expects the first vaccines to arrive from Romania this week. (Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Stine Jacobsen; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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