Pfizer temporarily restricts the amount of vaccines available to Europe until their productivity expands, he writes Guardian.
According to the Norwegian Public Health Institute,
Control is everything European country Will be affected. It is not yet fully clear how long it will take for Pfizer to maximize production.
The company was informed that the production process would be modified, which would require further regulatory approvals. As they say,
Although everything is temporary Affecting deliveries In the first half of January and February, production could increase significantly by the end of February.
Six EU countries – Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania wrote a letter to the European Commission on Friday saying it was “unacceptable” and Pfizer informed them of significant cuts in exports expected in the coming weeks. They wrote:
This not only affects the planned vaccination schedule, but also weakens the reliability of the whole process.
The European Commission has been asked to put pressure on the agency to ensure that the orders are executed accurately and consistently.
Following that, the head of the European Commission, Ursula van der Leyen, announced that he had spoken by phone with Pfizer’s CEO, who promised him
Vaccination doses scheduled in the first quarter will be given in a timely manner.