Source Title: international epidemic situation: another US pharmaceutical company temporarily reduces vaccine delivery
Xinhua News Agency & nbsp; U.S. pharmaceutical company Modena confirmed on the 29th that due to capacity adjustment, Modena’s delivery of new crown vaccines to regions outside the United States has been temporarily reduced.
Italian government officials expressed strong dissatisfaction with Modena’s reduction in vaccine delivery.
Modena told Reuters that due to the adjustment and upgrading of production capacity of the Swiss pharmaceutical company Lonza, which contracted the production of Modena vaccine, Modena has informed Europe and other regions outside the United States of the “short term delivery adjustment”;.
Modena issued a statement promising to keep the total amount of vaccine delivered in the first quarter unchanged. &”With the increase of production capacity, Modena is supplying (vaccine) goods in an orderly manner in the next three months, and will fulfill the first quarter and subsequent contract commitments,” the statement said. Modena understands the importance of delivery planning to promote vaccination and maintains close communication with all relevant governments.
Ronca said on the 27th that it may take several months for its Swiss pharmaceutical factory to achieve stable and high-speed production of Modena vaccine.
The European Commission said on the 29th that it was discussing the possible delivery problems of Modena;. The European Commission signed vaccine ordering contracts with new crown vaccine suppliers on behalf of 27 EU Member States.
Due to production capacity problems, Pfizer of the United States and AstraZeneca of the United Kingdom successively informed the European Union this month that they would reduce the delivery of new crown vaccines. In recent days, the European Commission has strongly urged pharmaceutical companies to deliver according to the contract.
Domenico arcuri, Commissioner of Italy’s new coronavirus emergency response Committee, said at a press conference on the 29th: “a few minutes ago, Modena told us that we would reduce the amount. In the week starting February 7, only 132000 doses will arrive (Italy), 20% less than the agreed amount. ”
Alcuri said that the unilateral decision of vaccine suppliers to reduce the delivery of “unacceptable” vaccine has made Italy receive 300000 doses less than expected.
&”Every day has worse news. Vaccines are not drinks and snacks, but the only antidote to the dark night that has been going on for a year. &”Our surprises, worries and disappointments are on the rise. ”