Pfizer will temporarily limit the amount of vaccines it can offer to Europe so it can increase its production capacity, he writes. guardian.
As stated by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health,
Constraint is everything European country Will be affected. It is not entirely clear how long it will take Pfizer to restore production to the maximum.
The company has been informed that the manufacturing process will be modified, which requires further regulatory approvals. As they said,
Although everything is temporary It will affect deliveries In January and first half of February, it is imperative to be able to greatly increase production by the end of February.
Six European Union countries – Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – wrote to the European Commission president on Friday saying it was “unacceptable” for Pfizer to notify them of significant cuts in their expected shipments in the coming weeks. They wrote:
Not only does this affect the planned vaccination schedules, but it also impairs the credibility of the entire process.
The European Commission has been asked to put pressure on the company to ensure accurate and stable implementation of orders.
Later, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, stated that she had spoken to the CEO of Pfizer by phone, who assured him that
The vaccine doses scheduled for the first quarter will be delivered on time.