The EU regulator says authorized vaccines protect against the variants currently prevalent across Europe. But the shots may need to be adapted as new mutations spread.
Council members will also discuss the emergence of new variants, which are quickly becoming dominant COVID variants throughout the bloc. They are complicating countries' efforts to bring down infection levels.
The scandal erupted after journalist Horacio Verbitsky said he received preferential treatment from the health ministry to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
There was some relief for the EU this week both on vaccines and defence.
North Korea launched a cyber attack on the pharma giant to obtain information about its coronavirus vaccine, according to South Korean intelligence services.
"Until everybody is safe, nobody is safe," the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies tells Euronews.
“This study will give us greater insight into how we can use vaccines to stay on top of this nasty disease,” said Jonathan Van Tam, the UK's deputy chief medical officer.
North America and Europe have a higher percentage of population vaccinated against coronavirus than the rest of the world so far.
Plans include improving helplines, school programmes, workplace engagement, phoning those in at-risk groups, as well as training sessions to help people provide information and provide advice about COVID-19 and the vaccines.
France has one of western Europe's highest rates of distrust in modern-day vaccines. On Unreported Europe we take a look at why, what anti-vaxxers have to say and what can bring sceptics rounds.
"We can soon start to see the beginning of the end of the pandemic," said health commissioner Stella Kyriakides in a statement.
MEPs will see details of the EU's deal with COVID-19 vaccine provider CureVac on Tuesday. But that hasn't stopped calls for Brussels to be more transparent on all its vaccine contracts.