EU states step up pressure on Pfizer to cut unneeded COVID vaccine supplies

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2022
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REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

BRUSSELS, June 14 (Reuters) - European Union governments are intensifying pressure on Pfizer (PFE.N) and other COVID-19 vaccine makers to renegotiate contracts, warning millions of shots that are no longer needed could go to waste, according to EU officials and a document.

During the most acute phase of the pandemic, the European Commission and EU governments agreed to buy huge volumes of vaccines, mostly from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech (22UAy.DE), amid fears of insufficient supplies.

But with the pandemic abating in Europe and amid a marked slowdown in vaccinations, many countries are...

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