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German minister annoyed by Pfizer short-notice delivery delay

German Health Minister Spahn holds news conference in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s health minister on Wednesday said COVID-19 vaccine delivery delays that were announced at short notice by Pfizer and its German partner Biotech were annoying and were making Germany’s vaccine campaign planning challenging.

“We can only vaccinate with that which has been delivered,” Jens Spahn said.

Pfizer informed the European Union that it would temporarily reduce its deliveries of a COVID-19 vaccine to member states due to construction work at its plant in the Belgian town of Puurs, the German health ministry said on Friday.

(This story corrects first name of health minister)

(Reporting by Riham Alkousaa, editing by Emma Thomasson)

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