European Union: We have not extended the contract for the Corona vaccine with AstraZeneca


Paris (dpa)

Posted on: Sunday May 9, 2021 – 3:52 PM | Last update: Sunday, May 9, 2021 – 3:53 PM

The European Union Commissioner for Internal Market Affairs, Terry Britton, said today, Sunday, that the European Union has not extended the contract for the Coronavirus vaccine with the British-Swedish company, AstraZeneca, which manufactures it.

“We did not extend the request beyond the month of June,” Britton told France Inter, with regard to the contract concluded with AstraZeneca, adding: “We will see … we will see what happens.”

The AstraZeneca vaccine against the Coronavirus has been linked to a very rare risk of potential blood clots, especially for younger women, which has led some countries to limit its use to older age groups only.

Breton expressed a positive view about the quality of the doses of the “AstraZeneca” vaccine, saying, “It is a good vaccine.”

Yesterday, Saturday, the European Commission concluded an agreement with the company “Pfizer / Biontech”, which produces the vaccine against Coronavirus, to purchase up to 1.8 billion additional doses until 2023.


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