A calculation by WELT has shown: Even if the current German vaccination record of 170,000 doses a day were reached again, one would only get 9.82 million vaccinations by March 21 - and still 4.86 million doses would remain unused. In order to push this number to below two million by March 21st, almost 300,000 vaccinations a day would have to be given. A mayor in North Rhine-Westphalia is now showing how the problem can be solved pragmatically. It does not wait for the federal and state government to organize, but finds a quick path at the local level: From today, employees of all daycare centers and primary schools will be vaccinated.
Millions of unused vaccine doses: this city shows how it can be done differently
Germany vaccinates painfully slowly, with millions of AstraZeneca cans piling up. The authorities now want to deviate from the rigid prioritization - but only in a week. One city in North Rhine-Westphalia is enough. She is now acting on her own initiative.