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AstraZeneca chief says Ireland can expect a ‘large volume’ of Covid-19 vaccines in coming weeks

Ireland will receive a “large volume” of AstraZeneca vaccines in the coming weeks, the pharmaceutical firm’s Irish president has said.

Dan Wygal declined to apologise for the massive shortfall in AstraZeneca shipments to Ireland, but said he felt “highly accountable” to do all he could to improve the situation.

AstraZeneca have been subject to heavy criticism over the past number of months due to their unreliability and constant shortfall in expected vaccines to Europe.

Wygal said “in the coming weeks we’ll have some of the largest shipments yet sent into Ireland” as the company is overcoming some manufacturing problems it has encountered.

A shipment of more than 100,000 doses, the largest so far, is expected to arrive next week, though he declined to quote “absolute numbers” for the weeks ahead.

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