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Bavaria frees AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine for all Adults

AstraZenica COVID-19 Vaccine

In the evening hours on Wednesday, the Bavarian Ministry of Health released a new announcement: the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone over the age of 18, regardless of priority group. This marks yet another turn in the rollercoastering AstraZeneca saga, perhaps spurred on by skepticism of the claim that the British-Swedish vaccine runs too high of a thrombosis risk for its recipients. While Germany’s Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) is still recommending the vaccine only be administered to those over the age of 60, offering AstraZeneca to those comfortable with the risk is hoped to speed up the otherwise dangerously sluggish vaccination campaign

Currently AstraZeneca is only being administered at doctor’s offices, and not at vaccination centers. Those wanting to take advantage of this opportunity should contact their general practitioner (Hausarzt) or medical specialists in order to join their waitlists.

Sarah Stenz
Growing up in the flat agricultural valley between the Californian coast and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Sarah’s favorite childhood memories were of roadtrips and airports, and the adventure they promised. Her sense of adventure eventually led her to Germany, in whose grassy mountains and lively culture she has made her home for the last four years. Sarah works as a freelance editor. Here at English Post, she divides her duties between writing, editing, and translating. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.

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    1. Some doctors’ practices aren’t yet aware of this change and aren’t compiling waiting lists. They haven’t received any additional supplies or notification of these, and are prioritising vulnerable groups.

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