Germany has more than 1 million Covid-19 vaccines unused in storage

Germany has more than 1 million Covid-19 vaccines unused in storage
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At a time when vaccines are in such urgent demand, Germany has more than 1 million unused doses sitting in storage — partly because people are reluctant to take them.

Once hailed for its coronavirus response, Germany has administered just 15 percent of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine it has received, the country’s health ministry said in a briefing Wednesday.

Some officials blame shaken trust among members of the public, following statements by political leaders and incorrect press reports questioning the vaccine’s efficacy. Others point to a dysfunctional rollout plan that has failed to invite enough people to make vaccination appointments.

“We are working quite hard on this and trying to convince people to accept the vaccine and really to rebuild the trust in the vaccine in the…



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