Coronavirus (COVID-19)—AstraZeneca ordered to give 50 million vaccines to EU

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—AstraZeneca ordered to give 50 million vaccines to EU

The European Commission has reported that a court in Brussels has ordered AstraZeneca to deliver 50 million coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations to the EU by 27 September 2021. The court has also stipulated a penalty of €10 per dose that is not delivered on time. The judge found that AstraZeneca has committed a serious breach of its contractual obligations with the EU and should have used everything in its power to deliver the vaccines within the agreed timetable.

The schedule for delivery of the 50 million doses is:

• 15 million by 9 am on 26 July 2021

• 20 million by 23 August 2021

• 15 million doses by 27 September 2021

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said of the ruling: ‘This decision confirms the position of the Commission: AstraZeneca did not live up to the commitments it made in the contract’.

Von der Leyen added: ‘This shows that our European vaccination campaign not only delivers for our citizens day by day. It also demonstrates, that it was founded on a sound legal basis’.

Source: Belgian Court orders AstraZeneca to deliver vaccine doses to the EU

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