The European Union will be able to stick to its vaccination targets this quarter despite AstraZeneca delivery delays as Pfizer is producing faster than planned, EU Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Saturday.
AstraZeneca said on Friday it would try to deliver 30 million doses to the EU by the end of March, less than a contractual obligation of 90 million and a pledge made last month to deliver 40 million doses.
Breton told France's Europe 1 radio that the delay was unacceptable, but that for now there were no plans to sue the company.
"The good news is that even though there are delays with AstraZeneca, we won't be late with our vaccination program in the first quarter," he said. "Pfizer is producing more, much more than planned and is going to deliver more to us."
Breton said AstraZeneca had issues with testing, which were a sign of logistics problems, and urged its board of directors to take action.
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