Advantage of the vaccine: It only needs to be vaccinated once. As a vector vaccine, it works like the one from Astra Zeneca.
The EU has ordered 200 million cans – with an option for a total of 400 million cans.
According to the company, Covid 19 disease can be prevented in 66 percent of cases.
In the USA (where the old virus variant still dominates) the effectiveness was higher (72%), in South Africa it was lowest (57%). Severe disease courses could be prevented to 85%.
The EMA has already tested the vaccine in the past few weeks.
This vaccine could then become the fourth approved in the EU.