Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Germany to Sell H1N1 Vaccines Abroad Due to Weak Demand

The German Ministry of Health has confirmed that the country plans to sell more than two million H1N1 vaccinations abroad due to weak domestic demand.

Only about five percent of the German public has been vaccinated, according to Health Minister Philip Roesler. He said he was checking with other countries to see if they needed any of the medicines and that Ukraine had already signaled interest. A health ministry senior official, Hartmut Schubert, said that the vaccines could even be donated and that there had been requests from Afghanistan and some other Eastern European countries.

The 2.2 million vaccinations are due to be delivered in late December. German states ordered 50 million vaccinations that are due for delivery in several phases until the spring of 2010.

Only about 5 percent of the general public and 15 percent of medical professionals in Germany have been vaccinated. Regional states in Germany started the vaccination program on October 26.

Swine flu deaths so far stand at 86 in Germany.

Source: Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5B71K720091208

1 comment:

Electronic Medical Records said...

This is a strange piece of information...while some places are seeing people die for not having the right medicine...some others are having no demand for the same.