Skip to Content

AstraZeneca Sued by EU Over Vaccine Shipment Delays

TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 -- AstraZeneca is being sued by the European Union (EU) for delays in shipping hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses.

European officials say AstraZeneca broke its contract when it said it would deliver only a third of the 300 million doses that European officials had been expecting by the end of June, The New York Times reported.

Trouble between the bloc and the company began in January when AstraZeneca said it would provide the bloc with far fewer vaccine doses than expected for the first quarter of the year. That set back the bloc's vaccination campaign by weeks as cases climbed and political leaders were criticized for inadequate planning, The Times reported.

AstraZeneca, which developed the vaccine with the University of Oxford, has said that the EU finalized its contract months after Britain did, giving the company less time to iron out any manufacturing difficulties, The Times reported.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is being used in 135 countries.

The New York Times Article

© 2021 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Read this next

AI System Can Predict Deterioration in COVID-19 Patients in ED

THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) system can predict deterioration of COVID-19 patients in the emergency department, according to a study published online...

Pfizer Vaccine Given Final Approval for Use in Adolescents

THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- In a decision that clears the way for schools to reopen safely next fall, U.S. health officials on Wednesday gave their final stamp of approval for the...

Neurological Manifestations Prevalent for Inpatients With COVID-19

THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Neurological manifestations are common among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and are associated with an increased risk for in-hospital mortality,...

More News Resources

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Whatever your topic of interest, subscribe to our newsletters to get the best of in your inbox.