The move came after two contentious vaccine steering board meetings on Monday between European Union and national officials and representatives of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical conglomerate, which informed Brussels on Friday that vaccine production would fall far short of its contractual obligations to the EU.
In a sign of the EU's frustration - after Pfizer also announced supply delays earlier in January - a senior European Union official told Reuters the bloc would in the coming days require pharmaceutical companies to register COVID-19 vaccine exports.
The EU has not yet approved the AstraZeneca vaccine but has ordered 300 million doses of the jab.
The Pfizer vaccine is manufactured in Europe but the bulk of the AstraZeneca vaccine is manufactured in the UK.
On Friday AstraZeneca told the European Union that there would be delivery delays in the first quarter of this year following an announcement made by Pfizer a week earlier.
The company said the United Kingdom's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation supported the vaccine's use in the elderly.
The company has said it will now deliver 60 percent fewer doses to the bloc during the first quarter than initially projected, and there were initial reports of varying production difficulties.
"To create a truly global common good", EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the World Economic Forum's virtual event in Switzerland.
Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK
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A Paris, le Centre Pompidou sera fermé trois ans pour travaux
Dans le musée national d'art moderne, inauguré en 1977 en plein cœur de la ville, jamais de tels travaux n'avaient été entrepris. Les travaux démarreront fin 2023 et s'achèveront fin 2026, et le centre rouvrira début 2027 , précise-t-on au Centre Pompidou .
The EU official involved in the talks with AstraZeneca said expectations were not high for the meeting, in which the company will be asked to better explain the delays.
The bloc already lashed out Monday at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, accusing it of failing to guarantee the delivery of coronavirus vaccines without a valid explanation.
"The EU will take any action required to protect its citizens", Kyriakides said in the statement.
Pfizer says it has temporarily reduced vaccine deliveries as it is changing the production process at its plant in Belgium to raise overall output.
Kyriakides wrote to the company and stressed the importance of delivery in line with the schedule laid out in the agreement, a spokesperson said today.
In separate reports, German daily papers Handelsblatt and Bild said the vaccine had an efficacy of 8 per cent or less than 10 per cent, respectively, in people over 65 years of age.
A week ago it became known that the Armenian Ministry of Health chose to buy a vaccine against COVID-19 made by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
The sense of urgency has escalated with British-Swedish pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca announcing last Friday it will not meet its Covid-19 vaccine delivery commitments to the EU.
Museveni's tactics towards those who advocate for an inclusive democracy is unsafe and must be addressed by the global community". The opposition rejected the result, alleging fraud which the government denies.
Among those posts were entries decrying "white privilege" while talking about her three adopted children, all of whom were white. Descriptions and highlights of episodes from season 20 were not listed on the Food Network website at the time of writing.
On sait l'importante dette que possède le club, de plusieurs centaines de millions d'euros et peut-être même d'un milliard. En effet, on se souvient que l'été dernier, les Blaugrana avaient eu toutes les peines du monde à acheter Depay à l'OL.
In the first Test of the series, Sri Lanka suffered a collapse in the first innings and the side was bundled out for 135. The day began with the swift demise of England's innings, with five runs added before Dilruwan Perera had Leach lbw.
In this way, she insisted it was not a special treatment, as 143 other countries in the world contemplate it without exception. However, Borrell added that "we are confident that we can clear this issue with our friends in a satisfactory manner".
Tennis Australia chief executive and Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley always has a kind word to share on Twitter. Even if he recurs, it is very hard for him to play in the first Grand Slam of the season.
Accumulations will mainly be south and east of the Tucson metro area, but a dusting to potentially an inch can not be ruled out. George will see highs near 40 and lows near 30 through Wednesday , when the chance of additional snow falls to 20%.
That means it may already be present elsewhere in the US , but simply hasn't been identified yet, he said. Health officials are now re-interviewing the patient to learn more about recent travel and contacts.
The making video and its background score composed by Thaman S have added to the hype already created by fans of the Power Star. The Sithara Entertainments' production venture has been making the right noise ever since the film has been announced.
Le gouvernement allemand a indiqué qu'il prévoyait néanmoins de pouvoir offrir le vaccin à tous les Allemands d'ici la fin août. L'Allemagne a commandé 200 000 doses du traitement expérimental à base d'anticorps administré à Donald Trump début octobre.
This series features lectures on each book by Harvard professor Glenda Carpio that focus on the history and themes of each novel. Next up on the company's list of markets to conquer is audiobooks, potentially setting up a clash with Amazon's Audible.
S&P Stronger Ahead of Busy Earnings Week
Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.44-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq , a 1.27-to-1 ratio favored decliners. The S&P 500 posted 27 new 52-week highs and no new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 302 new highs and 4 new lows.
Demi Lovato to Star in NBC Comedy Series 'Hungry'
Demi Lovato is returning to the small screen in a big way, landing a leading role in a new NBC comedy project entitled Hungry . Demi most recently appeared in a guest starring role on the final season of Will & Grace.
The Official Trailer for 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Is Finally Here
There's lots of monsters going insane on each other, but at the end of the day I want there to be an emotional drive to it. Though he doesn't have atomic breath like Godzilla , Kong does have the ability to wield enormous tools to his advantage.