The EU will not Renew The Contracts for the Vaccines of…
The European Commission has decided not to renew its contracts for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines next year with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. This was reported by the Italian newspaper La Stampa, citing a source from the Ministry of Health in Rome.
“The European Commission, reaching an agreement with the leaders of many countries (from the EU), has decided that contracts with companies that produce (widespread vector) vaccines and which are in force this year will not be renewed after their expiration,” he said. the newspaper.
The publication adds that the union will focus on preparations with information RNA (mRNA) technology, such as those of Pfizer and Moderna.
The EU is currently awaiting further information from J&J about their “completely unexpected” announcement of a delay in the delivery of its vaccine to the bloc, an EU spokesman told media.
On Tuesday, US health authorities issued a recommendation to temporarily stop using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as links between it and blood clots are being investigated.