Conte: Pfizer, AstraZeneca violated vaccine contracts

Saturday, 23. January 2021 17:41

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte accused on Saturday Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, and AstraZeneca PLC of violating their contractual commitments by delaying deliveries of their vaccines against COVID-19.

Conte described the halt as "unacceptable" and an obstacle to the country's plan of vaccination, which the government created according to what the pharmaceutical companies promised the European Commission. He added Rome would use "all available legal tools" to make sure the manufacturers met their obligations.

Conte's comments come after both Pfizer and AstraZeneca confirmed delays in the delivery of their vaccines to the European Union.

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