About 28% of Germans have already had the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Since Germany began its vaccination campaign at the end of 2020, more than a quarter of the country's 83 million residents have earned at least one injection of their vaccine, and the rate is growing. Simultaneously, only around 7% of the population has obtained the second of the two doses needed for complete defence. The RKI reports that 36.5 million people in Germany are at risk of a serious Covid-19 outbreak, implying that far more people who may benefit from a vaccine are already unprotected.

On the 26th of April, Germany’s Chancellor Merkel said "Germany will stop vaccine prioritisation by June at the latest, encouraging anyone to register for their vaccinations. This, though, does not suggest that everybody should be vaccinated right away."

On the 4th of May, Germany's Health Min. Spahn said, "Covid vaccines are beginning to have an effect in Germany." This shows some good promise for Germany's recovery from Covid, hopefully keeping on track for a return to normal.

COVID: German regulations on who gets vaccine first | Germany| News and  in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 18.12.2020