European Commission, AstraZeneca reach vaccine settlement

(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — In a statement issued on Friday, the European Commission announced that a settlement agreement had been reached with AstraZeneca, the producer of COVID-19 vaccines, ending months of litigation between the parties in court.اضافة اعلان

According to a UNHCR statement, the agreement guarantees delivery of the remaining doses of COVID-19 vaccines produced by the company under the contract between the parties on August 27 2020, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The agreement provides the delivery of 135 million dose of the vaccine by the end of 2021 and 65 million doses by the end of 2022.

The company had delivered 100 million doses to the EU by the end of the second quarter of this year, which means that it would have to fulfil its legal obligations and deliver 300 million doses under the contract.

The European Commission reportedly went to the Belgian judiciary to resolve the dispute with AstraZeneca after it delayed delivery of vaccines and accused it of treating its customers in a preferential manner.

In the same context, the proportion of European citizens who have received the COVID-19 vaccine so far has reached 70 percent of the total population of EU countries, but there remains differences between in vaccination rates of EU member countries.

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