COVID-19: Moderna vaccine deliveries to EU are on track

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Moderna said deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine are on track to meet the number of doses it promised to the European Union.

A spokesperson for the U.S based drug maker said on Wednesday, following a report of delays in Germany.

“Moderna is committed to meeting all quarterly contractual delivery agreements with the European Commission and individual member states.

“April deliveries are on track to meet the dose ranges previously communicated to governments,” the spokesperson said

A German language publication of Business Insider had reported that the delivery of up to 878,400 doses of Moderna’s vaccine due from April 26 to May 2 might not take place.

Moderna had not communicated any changes to its delivery plan.

Also, it does not cancel delivery shipments but can at times provide updates on delivery guidance based on the trajectory of manufacturing and batch release.

Moderna declined to release specifics about the monthly dose range bound for Europe.

It has previously confirmed 2021 deliveries would include 160 million doses for the EU and 17 million doses for Britain. Worldwide, it has committed to producing at least 700 million doses this year.

Concerns over vaccine availability in Germany and the rest of the European Union remain high after the initial phase of the bloc’s rollout significantly trailed vaccination rates in Britain and the United States and as variants spread, increasing urgency to get more shots into peoples’ arms.

 

 

 

 

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