The British-Swedish pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca will nevertheless deliver the promised amount of doses of the corona vaccine to the European member states. It was said yesterday that it would only concern half of the promised vaccines, but in a statement to the Dutch NOS, AstraZeneca now promises to deliver the 180 million doses.
The delivery of AstraZeneca’s corona vaccines has already been significantly delayed. As a result, the outrage was great yesterday when it emerged that the company would only supply half of the promised vaccines in the second quarter. But now we are told something else.
Half the vaccines
A document from the German Ministry of Health that Reuters news agency was able to access yesterday showed that AstraZeneca could deliver only half of the promised number of vaccines in the second quarter. That was a blow to the bill for many European countries, including Belgium.
If AstraZeneca did indeed deliver only half of the promised vaccines, that would mean that vaccination in our country would be considerably delayed. The document also stated that the backlog would be made up by the end of September.
Still 180 million doses
But now the company has informed the Dutch NOS that it will deliver the agreed 180 million doses in the second quarter. This means that all countries of the European Union can continue their vaccination campaign as planned between April and June.