The Ministry of Health had long denied the need for a digital corona vaccination card for Germany.

Although it was already foreseeable in the autumn that the debate about so-called privileges for vaccinated people would arise, Spahn's ministry initially tried to maintain a blockade for months.

But now the Federal Ministry of Health is planning to send out a so-called restricted tender for the development of a digital vaccination certificate. By means of the accelerated procurement procedure, the ministry severely restricts the group of companies involved.