Denmark donates almost 60,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to German state

AstraZeneca vaccinesPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB
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The Danish government has decided to give 59,300 vaccine doses to the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, which borders Denmark in the south.

The doses that are being donated are part of a surplus of AstraZeneca vaccines, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.

“I think it is very positive that, with this donation, we can help our neighbors in the border region, with whom we have a close and good relationship,” Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) said.

The expiration date for the vaccine doses is June 30, and they must be used before that time, Kofod added.

“Schleswig-Holstein is at a point in the epidemic where they consider that they can benefit from the AstraZeneca vaccine,” the Foreign Minister said.

Denmark has previously also lent 55,000 doses to the German state, while these 59,300 doses are donated and don’t have to be returned.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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