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Legal action to be launched against AstraZeneca over vaccine delivery issues

Legal action against AstraZeneca is being prepared by the European Union’s executive arm this week in relation to the issues that arose in its vaccine deliveries to the EU.

AstraZeneca promised that 120 million vaccines would be delivered to the EU in the first quarter; however, only 30 million were delivered.

The legal action has been discussed for weeks by the bloc’s ambassadors and needs to be agreed on by all member states of the EU to which the European Commission have asked capitals to join.

Officials have stated that some government’s do not agree with the legal action procedure, which will take about five to seven weeks, being taken against the company.

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