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Italy to sue Pfizer for delay in Covid-19 vaccine supplies

Source : 112 Ukraine

This week, Italy did not get 29% of the promised volume of vaccine supply
20:50, 20 January 2021

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The government of Italy intends to file a lawsuit against Pfizer Company due to the delay of the supplies of the vaccines against coronavirus, as Affar Italiani reported.

“The unanimous decision was made that such actions would be assumed in the next few days,” Extraordinary Commissioner for the Implementation of Health Measures to Contain the COVID-19 pandemic Domenico Arcuri said.

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He said that this week, Italy did not get 29% of the promised volume of vaccine supply.

“The vaccination campaign against coronavirus cannot be slow down; even more it concerns the distribution of the second dose of the vaccine for many Italians who have already received the first dose,” he noted.

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As we reported, pharmaceutical company Pfizer would temporarily reduce deliveries of its vaccine against Covid-19 to Europe, while it upgrades its production capacity.

Later, the governments of six member countries of the European Union appealed in the letter to the executive EU Commission with the request to put pressure on Pfizer/BioNTech ‘to provide stability and transparency of timely deliveries of the vaccine against Covid-19.

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