European commission says AstraZeneca not obliged to prioritise vaccines for UK

Posted by on March 30, 2021 5:46 pm
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Spokesperson contradicts health secretary Matt Hancock’s claim that deal gives UK priority on deliveries

The European commission has denied that AstraZeneca has a contractual obligation to the United Kingdom that would prevent a full delivery of Covid-19 doses, deepening the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company’s problems as Germany and Canada became the latest countries to limit its vaccine for seniors over suspected links to a rare blood clotting disorder in younger people.

A spokesperson for the European commission on Tuesday contradicted the UK health secretary Matt Hancock’s claim that AstraZeneca’s deal with Britain would justify prioritised deliveries to the United Kingdom.

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