In many Parts of Germany, Mr supply current shortages in flu vaccines. Especially the Federal States of Saxony, lower Saxony, Hesse, Thuringia and the Saarland are affected. “All the suppliers currently get nothing,” said Stefan Fink, Chairman of the Thuringian pharmacists Association. Carsten Cheap, Executive Director of the Pharmacy Association of Saarland, said: “Everything that comes now, is not vaccinated”.
“The patients have started this year may be much earlier, to get vaccinated,” said Susanne stoecker, spokeswoman for the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI). “If more people get vaccinated, or vaccination only in the past held, we can’t know yet.” She holds the great wave of Flu in the past season for a possible reason for the current interest. This is probably more people are aware of the issue.