Apr 26, 2021

EU sues AstraZeneca over vaccines

The European Commission has announced it is taking legal action against vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca.
A spokesperson for the commission said some terms of the contract signed with AstraZeneca “have not been respected and the company has not been in a position to come up with a reliable strategy to ensure a timely delivery of doses”.

Earlier this year AstraZeneca said its supplies would be reduced because of problems in one of its EU factories.

The shortfall was expected to be about 60% in the first quarter of 2021.

The EU called on AstraZeneca to honour its commitments and deliver the jabs it ordered by diverting doses manufactured in the UK. But AstraZeneca said it had to fulfil Britain’s order before it could send supplies made there abroad.

(BBC News)