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AstraZeneca to deliver 9M more coronavirus vaccine doses to EU
AstraZeneca will deliver 9 million more doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the EU than it offered last week, the European Commission announced, following a week of escalating tensions over massive anticipated shortfalls.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday after a virtual meeting with the CEOs of vaccine producers including AstraZeneca that the company will now send a total of 40 million doses in the first quarter of the year and start deliveries one week earlier than scheduled. It will also expand its manufacturing capacity in Europe.

AstraZeneca's revelation that it would fall short of expectations by some 75 million doses sparked a standoff with the Commission over the terms of the company's contract, and also prompted Brussels to impose export controls on vaccines leaving the bloc.

by Bernard on Sun Jan 31st, 2021 at 09:13:01 PM EST
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