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Index – Offshore – European Union explains why its contract with AstraZeneca has not been renewed

European Union Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton explained on Sunday why the European Union is only contracting with vaccine manufacturers who deliver vaccines on time. You cannot renew it Contract with the European Commission with AstraZeneca.

We ordered 120 million doses for the first quarter and 180 million for the second quarter. But in the first half of the year, only 30 million were shipped, which led to problems visible to everyone

– MTI’s comments were transmitted to the EU News Commissioner BFMTV on French news television. The manufacturer is expected to deliver 70 million doses of the vaccine in the second quarter. Nothing has been decided yet. “We are still negotiating.”

French Industry Minister Agnes-Bannier-Ronacher said on Friday that the European Union is unlikely to renew its contract with the Swedish-British pharmaceutical giant after Denmark. It stops completely Who used the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Denmark has considered, despite the decision of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), that the vaccine, although extremely rare, can cause serious side effects. Both EMA and the World Health Organization are of the opinion that the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh the risks and therefore it is recommended for use in all age groups for adults.

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