No one knows how effective vaccines will be in stopping the Omicron variant of Covid-19, but while Delta remains the dominant strain experts are urging people to take advantage of booster jabs where they are available
Germany lags far behind other countries when it comes to vaccinating citizens. There are proposals for a conference with pharmaceutical companies to create opportunities to increase production alongside BionTech and Pfizer.
The German Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer BioNTech has a complex network of manufacturing capabilities in Europe and there is also the Pfizer network in the United States.
The EU's medicines regulator insists it has the "most appropriate" method to approve a coronavirus vaccine, after Britain became the first Western country to give one the green light
Pfizer and BioNTech have applied for their Covid-19 vaccine with the European Medicines Agency. The Covid-19 vaccine can be available within a few hours after approval.