AstraZeneca assures that it will deliver all the doses of its anti-Covid vaccine agreed for the second trimester

The contract with the European Commission contemplates a supply of 180 million antigens for the months of April to June.

A vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has assured this Wednesday that, according to its forecasts, it will comply with the contract signed with the European Commission and will deliver 180 million doses of its vaccine against Covid-19 in the second quarter of the year.

This responds to the statements of a European Union official who reported a reduction in shipments. As published on Tuesday Reuters, the Anglo-Swedish company was going to supply 90 million doses instead of the 180 million agreed for the months of April to June.

“From AstraZeneca, we confirm that our most recent forecast for the second quarter, on the delivery of our vaccine against Covid-19, aims to be fulfilled in line with the contract signed with the European Commission“, the pharmaceutical company said in a statement.

In addition, he explains that, according to this contract, “approximately half of the expected volume will come from the EU supply chain, while the rest will come from the international supply network.”

To comply with the delivery of 180 million doses to the European Union in the second quarter, the company has detailed that “we work to increase the productivity of our EU supply chain and continue to make use of its global capacity”.

In the case of Spain, AstraZeneca has promised to continue collaborating closely with the health authorities to fulfill its commitment to deliver the more than 4.2 million doses planned between February and March.