April 27, 2021 — AstraZeneca is being sued by the European Union (EU) for delays in delivery lots of of thousands and thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses.
European officers say AstraZeneca broke its contract when it mentioned it could ship solely a 3rd of the 300 million doses that European officers had been anticipating by the top of June, The New York Occasions reported.
Bother between the bloc and the corporate started in January when AstraZeneca mentioned it could present the bloc with far fewer vaccine doses than anticipated for the primary quarter of the yr.
That set again the bloc’s vaccination marketing campaign by weeks as circumstances climbed and political leaders have been criticized for insufficient planning, the Occasions reported.
AstraZeneca, which developed the vaccine with the College of Oxford, has mentioned that the EU finalized its contract months after Britain did, giving the corporate much less time to iron out any manufacturing difficulties, the Occasions reported.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is being utilized in 135 international locations.