Austria has too many vaccines: There are 17 million Covid 19 vaccine doses in stock currently (till August 31, 2023), the health ministry has now informed. eXXpress,
A major part of these is 17 crore vaccine doses. Needed already expired Happen, Ministry shares Other than this With this: “Due to retroactive shelf life extension by manufacturers, cans that have already exceeded their shelf life will continue to be stored.” This means: Manufacturers extend the shelf life again after the actual expiration.Due to which the inventory increases.
Which will raise the blood pressure of any taxpayer significantly: Overall WYou10.26 million vaccine doses have already been destroyed at the request of the ministry.
At a purchase price of 20 euros, this would mean a tax jail of more than 200 million eurosD are equivalent to. At the beginning of May, “Ö1-Morgenjournal” reported that 5.5 million vaccine doses were destroyed – therefore doubling the amount ending up in special disposal. So Austria buys huge supplies of vaccines, which then have to be destroyed.
Health Minister Johannes Rauch (Greens) recently announced that the first vaccines adapted for the Omicron variant have now arrived in Austria, IM Herbst Needed overall 1.9 million doses available. This means that a large portion of the vaccines, about 15 million doses, will have to be either destroyed or donated to other countries.
overall Happen already 9,5 millionIn Vaccine doses have been donated. The Health Ministry emphasizes: “With more than 9.5 million vaccine doses donated, the Republic of Austria shows its strong commitment to global health and solidarity and we continue to pursue the goal of making new adapted vaccines available to countries in need.”
Austria has Achieved in negotiations with BioNTech-Pfizer and other manufacturers, ,Outstanding purchase commitments have been reduced and remaining deliveries spread over several years,According to the Health Ministry. by renegotiating existing contracts It was successful in limiting delivery volumes this year to 1.9 million cans.