AstraZeneca may supply fewer coronavirus vaccines to the European Union than the EU requires. This was decided by a court in Brussels on Friday.
The European Commission wanted AstraZeneca to deliver 120 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine by the end of this month and 300 million by the end of September. The court ruled that the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company is obliged to deliver a total of 80.2 million doses to the EU by 27 September.
AstraZeneca has so far delivered more than 70 million doses and expects to “by far” exceed the number now allocated by the court.
“AstraZeneca has fully fulfilled its agreement with the European Commission and we will continue to focus on the urgent task of delivering an effective vaccine,” the company said in a response. In doing so, the company will continue to work with the EU.