France Expects 140,000 Fewer Vaccine Doses This Week as Pfizer Cuts Back Supplies

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – France expects to obtain 140,000 doses much less of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this week, after the slowdown in vaccine deliveries to European nations, introduced by the pharmaceutical firm, Agnes Pannier-Runacher, the minister delegate answerable for the trade for the financial system minister, advised CNEWS on Monday.

She added that the deliveries of the vaccine doses will “pick up the pace” on January 25, a day additionally confirmed by Pfizer and BioNTech pharmaceutical firms to get again to the unique deliveries schedule.

Last week, the US drug producer collectively with Germany’s BioNTech drugmaker mentioned they would cut back their vaccine shipments to the EU member states for a number of weeks because of deliberate modifications on a manufacturing web site in Belgium to spice up manufacturing capability beginning mid-February.

The determination drew condemnation from a number of European nations.

The marketing campaign to immunize the French inhabitants started within the nation on December 27. In early January, the authorities additionally licensed using a vaccine produced by the US firm, Moderna, along with utilizing a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine candidate.

By the tip of this month, the federal government expects to vaccinate about 1,000,000 residents.

As of Monday, France has confirmed practically 2,970,000 COVID-19 infections with the dying toll at 70,422.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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