The European Commission has refused to renew the contract for the supply of the British-Swedish vaccine AstraZeneca in the second half of this year. The relevant information was confirmed by the European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton, Euronews reports.
This decision was made by the EU against the backdrop of claims against the manufacturing company, which turned into a lawsuit. The European Union announces the disruption of the supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The EU holds the company responsible for delaying vaccination campaigns in EU member states.
Meanwhile, The European Commission has agreed on a contract for the purchase of up to 1.8 billion doses of Pfizer / BioNTech's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine. This was announced on Twitter by the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
According to her, the contract provides for guaranteed 900 million doses and another 900 million doses "optional". Vaccine deliveries are expected during 2021-2023.
In addition, the head of the EC stressed that other contracts and other vaccines will soon follow.