Coronavirus vaccine: Austria to receive 24 million doses from EU

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Coronavirus vaccine: Austria to receive 24 million doses from EU
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Austria has been allocated 24 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine under the European Union's vaccination scheme.


The European Union has allocated Austria an expected 24 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine. 

Each person will need to be vaccinated twice, with people to receive both doses within a 14-day period. 

The scheme is a partnership between the EU and all member states. 

READ: When will the coronavirus vaccine be available in Austria?

The first vaccinations are expected to start in the last week of December or the first week of January. 


Austrian Health Minister Rudolf Anschober said people in risk groups would be vaccinated first, followed by health workers. 

"It is clear that the main risk groups have priority. In a second step, the employees of the health system should then be able to be vaccinated," said Anschober in an interview with Kurier on Saturday.

The vaccination strategy and logistics are "de facto finished".

On Monday, Anschober told Der Standard he expected hundreds of thousands of vaccinations to be carried out in January "unless something unbelievable goes wrong". 



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