Berlin, Dec 4 (Sputnik) The German government on Friday pledged that the population would be able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus disease for free and on a voluntary basis, a representative of country's Health Ministry and the government spokesman said during a joint briefing on Friday.
"The vaccination will be free of charge regardless of whether there is insurance and what type it is. The costs will be covered, " the health ministry spokesperson said when asked about the price for the procedure.
Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert explained that the procedure will be voluntary, adding that the government will launch a "massive information campaign" to clarify all questions regarding vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.
The situation in Germany remains tense, according to the national authorities, which project the extension of coronavirus-related restrictions, introduced last month, until January 10.
As of Friday, Germany has confirmed 1,145,645 COVID-19 cases and 18,097 related fatalities.