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AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine Shortfall Threatens EU Plans to Boost Inoculations

AstraZeneca PLC expects to produce tens of thousands and thousands fewer Covid-19 vaccine doses than planned to the European Union in coming months, in accordance to men and women acquainted with the issue, threatening the continent’s designs to ramp up vaccinations and providing a refreshing reputational blow to the drugmaker.

AstraZeneca disclosed the shortfall late Friday immediately after briefing European officers earlier in the working day. It blamed a manufacturing issue in Europe, but did not disclose the magnitude of the shortfall.

According to men and women acquainted with the issue, the business informed European officers that in a worst-circumstance situation AstraZeneca may well be in a position to give only all around 30 million of approximately 80 million doses EU international locations experienced expected for February and March, a approximately 60% decline from the company’s earlier estimates. AstraZeneca is doing work to noticeably lessen that possible shortfall and states

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