ARCHIV - 27.12.2021, USA, Portland: Eine Ampulle des Covid-19-Impfstoffs von Moderna, aufgenommen in einer Apotheke in Portland, Oregon, USA. Die US-Gesundheitsbehörden stehen vor einer wichtigen Entscheidung: Sollen in diesem Herbst Covid-19-Auffrischungsimpfungen angeboten werden, die besser auf die Omikron-Varianten abgestimmt sind, obwohl das Coronavirus bereits weitere Mutanten hervorgebracht hat? Moderna und Pfizer testen aktualisierte Kandidaten für Auffrischungsimpfungen, und Berater der US-Arzneimittelbehörde FDA werden am Dienstag, 28. Juni 2022 darüber beraten, ob es Zeit für einen Wechsel ist. Foto: Jenny Kane/AP/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

In Germany, around 3.9 million corona vaccine doses expired between the beginning of December 2021 and the end of June. This was announced by the Ministry of Health in Berlin in response to a parliamentary question from the Union member of the Bundestag Stephan Pilsinger (CSU), about which the editorial network Germany (RND) first reported and which is also available to the German Press Agency.

These are vaccine doses from the manufacturer Moderna, which “expired at different stages of the logistical supply chain”, as the answer says. However, the federal government would only have the data on the expiry if doctors and pharmacies had reported it to pharmaceutical wholesalers.

In total, the federal government had ordered around 134.3 million vaccine doses in the period mentioned. No can was donated. The international vaccine alliance Gavi had stated that it was no longer accepting donations because there was no need.