Berlin (dpa / bb) - A few days before the nationwide vaccination summit, Berlin's Senator for Health Dilek Kalayci provoked criticism with statements about possible vaccine production in the capital.

“First the health senator announced with a beaming face that Berlin would produce vaccines.

And then came the big rowing back, "said the health policy spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group, Florian Kluckert, on Friday.

"That shows the whole chaos in crisis management at the Senate."

Kalayci reported on Thursday in the House of Representatives of talks with the drug manufacturer Berlin-Chemie and announced that Berlin was ready to help with the production of vaccines.

However, a few hours later, the company announced that its production facilities were incapable of producing vaccines.

The FDP spoke of a “huge zero number”.

CDU country chief Kai Wegner hit the same note: «It seems that in the search for a short-term PR success with Red-Red-Green common sense has taken a back seat.

As a result, Rot-Rot-Grün embarrassed Berlin to the bone. "


The vaccination summit on Monday is to discuss, among other things, options for expanding production.

The heads of government of the federal states, including Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD), several federal ministers, vaccine manufacturers and representatives of the EU Commission are to take part in the video conference.

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