The Ministry of Health wrote to the EU, saying that it wants to get enough COVID-19 vaccines to meet the needs of the population, according to the ministry’s press centre.
So far, it has been shown that betting on more vaccines than a country needs doesn’t work. The Ministry of Health points out that this is the case with the agreement between the Pfizer/BioNtech and the European Commission to buy pandemic vaccines in the period between 2022 and 2023. AS per the contract, Bulgaria will get nearly 3 million more doses by 2022 end , more than 7 million doses in 2023.
“The Ministry of Health wants our country to keep going to get a wide range of vaccines against Covid-19, but only in reasonable amounts, so that Bulgarians can get different kinds of vaccines,” said the statement.
Bulgaria has been giving away or reselling vaccines ever since the middle of 2021 and putting off planned deliveries until later.
Other members of the EU also talked to the European Commission about the prospect of making changes to this treaty. The primary reason would be that these Member States have to buy a lot of vaccines even though they don’t need them.