Thursday, May 23

Stopped Export of AstraZeneca Vaccines from EU for the First Time

For the first time, the export of a shipment of AstraZeneca corona vaccines from the EU has been stopped.


A batch of 250,000 vaccines may not be exported from Italy and the European Commission to Australia, Brussels sources confirm after a report by the Financial Times.

AstraZeneca has been supplying the European Union with less than agreed for some time. Deliveries next spring are also likely to be disappointing.

If a vaccine manufacturer does not meet its obligations, EU countries and the European Commission can block exports.

A manufacturer must inform the EU country where it operates of a planned export. That country, in this case, Italy, submits its decision to the committee, which has the final say.

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