Teenagers to be offered vaccine in Germany

Vanessa is one of the lucky ones. The 16-year-old is one of the first to get a shot of BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine.

Sternberg said it is important to vaccinate children because they've been suspected to pass on the virus but yet "we have seen in the paediatric practice how children and youths have been somehow forgotten over the last year".

The vaccinations take place only in non-consultation hours, meaning the medical staff forego their lunch break.

But they have not been overwhelmed by demand, so far.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn said a serial inoculation campaign in schools could make it possible to offer the vaccine to all 12 to 18-year-olds by the end of summer vacation.

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