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Pfizer to reduce vaccine deliveries to Europe

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is to temporarily reduce its Covid-19 vaccines to Europe as it upgrades its production capacity to two billion doses per year.

This decision may lead to some adjustments in the vaccine rollout plan according to the head of the government’s vaccination taskforce.

Professor Brian MacCraith stated on RTÉ Radio’s News at One that the vaccine taskforce implementation model was based on the amount of product that was available from Pfizer and although he has a high degree of confidence about the deliveries, he will need to wait for more information from Pfizer to be more precise.

Pfizer has informed the European Commission that it will be unable to fulfil all of the promised deliveries in the coming three to four weeks.

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