Coronavirus: Germany hopes to start COVID-19 vaccination before year-end

A woman gets a nasal swab at the corona test center at Central Station in Cologne, Germany. (AP)

Germany’s health minister said on Tuesday he hopes that a COVID-19 vaccine will get European Union approval before Christmas and that first inoculations can start before the end of the year.

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Jens Spahn also confirmed the goal of a joint European Union approval.

“We want a regular approval, not an emergency approval,” he said at a press conference.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 15 December 2020 KSA 14:03 - GMT 11:03