COVID-19 vaccinations to start in EU from Dec. 27

Germany said European Union member states will begin vaccinations in 10 days, as Europe tries to catch up with Britain and the United States after what some have criticized as a slow EU approval process for the jabs.

"In Germany, we will start, if the approval comes as planned [...] on December 27. The other countries in the EU want to be able to start and want to start from December 27," Health Minister Jens Spahn said before an online meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel and executives from vaccine maker BioNTech.