EU puts more pressure on manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines amid delays in supply

Source : 112 Ukraine

If pharmaceutical companies fail to comply with the terms, the EU will be pushing for legal proceedings
12:40, 25 January 2021

The European Union

The European Union is increasing its pressure on manufacturers of coronavirus vaccines due to delays in deliveries. This was stated by European Council President Charles Michel, DW reports.

According to him, European officials expect pharmaceutical companies to comply with the terms of the signed contracts. Otherwise, the EU is going to resort to legal proceedings.

At this point, it is known that Pfizer Company will temporarily reduce the volume of vaccine supplies to EU countries during the period of increase of its production capacities.

The company intends to increase production from 1.3 billion doses to 2 billion doses per year during this period of time.

Related: EU promises to help Ukraine obtain Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible

As we reported earlier, AstraZeneca is going to cut deliveries of its coronavirus vaccine to the EU by 60% in the first quarter of the year due to production problems.

A spokesman for AstraZeneca said on Friday that "initial volumes will be lower than originally anticipated" without giving further details.

The drug firm was supposed to deliver about 80 million doses to the 27 nations by March.

Related: COVAX to begin distribution of Covid-19 vaccines this February, - WHO

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