BERLIN, May 11 (Reuters) - German Health Minister Jens Spahn
has called on the European Commission to order COVID-19 booster
vaccines for 2022/2023 from at least four companies, a letter
seen by Reuters on Tuesday showed.
"It is my firm belief that it is inevitable to continue to
apply a portfolio approach to vaccines procurement also for
2022/2023, including vaccines of different technologies and from
different companies capable of timely deliveries," he wrote.
"Therefore, two mRNA-vaccines and at least two additional
technologies should be included. I very much hope that you can
support this approach," he wrote in the letter to the European
Commissioner dated May 6.
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke
Writing by Madeline Chambers
Editing by Kirsti Knolle)