Coronavirus vaccination in Germany will be free of charge, the government said on Friday.
“The vaccination will be free, no matter whether and how someone is insured,’’ a spokesman for the Health Ministry told reporters in Berlin.
Government spokesman Steffen Seibert stressed once again that vaccination will be entirely voluntary, in the face of a small but vocal protest movement that has downplayed the pandemic and accused the government of planning forced inoculation.
The government is planning a very comprehensive information campaign to answer all questions relating to the vaccine, Seibert added.
Old people and front-line health workers are to take priority in the first stage of vaccination.
Six centres were planned in Berlin, including at the former Tegel and Tempelhof airports and at a repurposed ice rink, with a goal of vaccinating 20,000 people per day in the city alone. (dpa/NAN)