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AstraZeneca confirms delays to COVID-19 shots produced in Latin America – Metro US

AstraZeneca confirms delays to COVID-19 shots produced in Latin America

Vaccination against coronavirus disease at a doctor’s general practice, in
Vaccination against coronavirus disease at a doctor’s general practice, in Vienna

(Corrects to show delays due to internal controls, not regulatory delays)

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – AstraZeneca has confirmed setbacks to production of its COVID-19 vaccines in Latin America, excluding Brazil, but said it will still meet a commitment to deliver 150 million doses to the region this year.

The Anglo-Swedish drugmaker said in a statement shared with Reuters on Friday that lower-than-expected production, shortages of critical supplies and longer periods to meet internal controls had slowed the process.

(Reporting by Adriana Barrera; Writing by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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