Covid-19: France will recover at least two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from a stock of 29 million recently discovered in Italy

These doses were discovered during an inspection carried out at a site of the Swedish-British pharmaceutical group.

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France will recover “at least two million doses” AstraZeneca vaccine on a stock of 29 million doses recently discovered in Italy, announced the State Secretary for European Affairs Clément Beaune, at the “20 Heures” of France 2, Sunday March 28. “At least half” doses “will be destined for the European market”, he clarified.

Inspectors sent by the Italian government found these doses in the Anagni factory, south-east of Rome. This discovery did not fail to raise many questions, as the laboratory has repeatedly said that it could not honor the order of the Europeans, and that it would deliver only a third of the 90 million doses. promised in the first trimester.

Brussels sees a lack of transparency of the group Anglo-Swedish, the only laboratory that does not honor its commitments. The European Commission decided on Wednesday morning to strengthen its export control system to prevent pre-reserved vaccines from being sold to the highest bidder.

Clement Beaune

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