Despite pregnant women being more likely to die from COVID-19, there is currently no nationwide recommendation to vaccinate them in Germany. But the state of Saxony has pushed ahead on its own. Now, many women are traveling there to get their shot.
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The European Union is now inoculating its population faster than the United States, but figures suggest that both have some way to go before they hit their previously announced inoculation targets.
After the rush to vaccinate, many areas are now seeing vaccine fatigue — and the destruction of valuable doses. Germany seems to drifting away from the goal of herd immunity. It's tragic, says Astrid Prange de Oliveira.
The German government plans to end free coronavirus tests once enough Germans are vaccinated, according to a newspaper report. Although 51% of the population is fully inoculated, the pace is slowing.
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has belatedly kicked off Tanzania's COVID-19 vaccination campaign. But the East African country still has a long path ahead if it wants beat the coronavirus.
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