EU fails in court action to secure urgent 120m doses of Oxford Covid vaccine

Posted by on June 18, 2021 11:58 am
Categories: Global Stories

But Brussels court says AstraZeneca should have used UK plants in the past to fulfil EU deliveries

The EU has failed in a legal attempt to secure an urgent 120m vaccine doses from AstraZeneca by the end of this month, while securing a judgment that sites in Oxford and Staffordshire should have been used in the past to make good on deliveries.

The court of first instance in Brussels ordered the Anglo-Swedish company to deliver just 10m more than it has already provided by the end of September, and make “best efforts”, including potentially the use of UK facilities, to provide the further 220m jabs to which it is contractually committed.

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