The small Biotech company CureVac developed the vaccine, now Bayer wants to mass-produce it, do the logistics, and use its worldwide network to distribute it.
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With many skeptical Bulgarians turning down their jabs, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said that anyone can now show up and get vaccinated without being in a priority group. DW's Alexandar Detev took up the offer.
German state ministers have demanded that the AstraZeneca vaccine be used on all adults, or it will go to waste. A leading immunologist agrees.
Pressure is mounting on the German government to extend the gap between the first and second COVID vaccination and speed up the vaccination program. The move could potentially save up to 15,000 lives.
The delivery shortfall is contributing to the bloc's slow vaccine rollout, lagging behind countries such as the UK and Israel. But another vaccine maker could get EU approval soon.
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