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German Police Investigate German Doctor For Giving Private Inoculations With Illegal Vaccine

German Police Investigate German Doctor For Giving Private Inoculations With Illegal Vaccine

The doctor boasted of inoculating 20,000 people without a license after developing his own vaccine

German police are now investigating a German doctor who boasted of providing 20,000 illegal coronavirus vaccinations.

Winfried Stöcker of the north German city Lübeck will have his case probed along with three other doctors after his unauthorised vaccine drive was bust by authorities.

The doctor, 71, claimed to have developed a 97% effective coronavirus vaccine earlier this year.

He told German tabloid Bild he chose not to chase approval for his vaccine because of the high cost and processing time.


The doctor developed the vaccine through testing on both himself and 100 other people.

Germany's drug regulator the Paul Ehrlich Institute reportedly contacted Stöcker about testing his vaccine last year.

The institute claimed he never responded to the offer.

Stöcker's drive was located at an airport he owns in Lübeck.

Police said they arrived to find around 50 people who had appeared to have been jabbed with one of the illegal vaccines.

Another 200 people were waiting in line for the so-called Stöcker Vaccine when the feds turned up to turn down the vaccination party.

Operating such a site or campaign without a proper licence in Germany is illegal under the company's Medicines Act.

Stöcker's lawyer told Bild the doctor had not been at the airport when police turned up.

He also claimed Stöcker had not administered any doses and confirmed he had not been charged.

Germany is now behind many other European Union countries on the vaccination front.

This is a slight surprise given the country hosts one of the best healthcare systems in the world.

Only 68.4% of the population has received full vaccination against the coronavirus.

One of the reasons Germany may be suffering a low interest in vaccination against the disease is the popularity of alternative medicine.

The country also has a strong tradition of decentralised government and individual independence for citizens to choose what they like.

The country's new chancellor Olaf Scholz, who replaces the long-popular Angela Merkel, suggested he might support a national vaccination mandate.

The country's surge in Coronavirus cases may prompt Olaf to decide soon rather than later.

Two cases of the new Omicron variant were recorded in the country over the weekend.

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Topics: World News