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German politicians counter AstraZeneca vaccine scepticism with show of support

German politicians voice support for jab after only 17% of doses delivered to country are administered so far

Politicians in Germany are stepping out in support of the AstraZeneca vaccine as public scepticism around the Oxford-developed product is threatening to hamper Europe’s Covid-19 immunisation programme.

The vaccine, subject of an acrimonious tug-of-war between its British-Swedish manufacturer and the European commission last month, is now being described by German media as a “shelf warmer” as only around 17% of doses delivered to the country have been administered so far.

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