April 18, 2021

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Reuters exclusively reports Astra offers small concession, EU pleads for UK-made shots amid vaccine row


Reuters exclusively reported that AstraZeneca has offered to bring forward some deliveries of its COVID-19 vaccine to the European Union, while the bloc has asked the British drugmaker if it can divert doses from the UK to make up for a shortfall in supplies. Reuters revealed on Friday that AstraZeneca would cut supplies to the EU of its vaccine candidate in the first quarter of this year, a move that a senior EU official told Reuters meant a 60% reduction to 31 million doses for the bloc. That complicated the EU’s vaccination plans, after Pfizer had also announced a temporary slowdown in deliveries of its vaccine, and triggered an outcry in Brussels and EU capitals.

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Topics of Interest: Health

Type: Reuters Best

Sectors: Equities

Regions: Europe

Countries: Belgium

Win Types: Exclusivity

Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop

Media Types: Text

Customer Impact: Major Global Story