Moderna hopes to deliver COVID vaccines to Germany faster – report – .

Moderna hopes to deliver COVID vaccines to Germany faster – report – .

BERLIN (Reuters) – Drugmaker Moderna Inc is hoping to deliver the COVID-19 vaccines it promised Germany faster than initially expected, Dan Staner, its European director, told the weekly WirtschaftsWoche on Thursday.

“Moderna hopes to deliver the doses planned for Germany in the third quarter earlier to support the fastest possible progress on immunization,” Staner said.

He confirmed that Moderna would certainly be able to deliver around 80 million doses in total for 2021, as planned by the German Ministry of Health.

He hopes that the Moderna vaccine will soon be administered by German family doctors as well as in vaccination centers. Moderna also plans to offer boosters in the fall for those who received their first vaccine in January or February.

“Our beta variant booster vaccine is currently showing the strongest effect. We expect our multivalent booster vaccine to also protect against the original virus and variants of concern, ”Staner said.

Moderna is currently in talks with Germany on setting up a production capacity for its mRNA vaccines in the country as well as in other European countries, he added.

(Reporting by Emma Thomasson, editing by Mark Potter)


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