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Six EU states say ‘situation unacceptable’ after Pfizer-BioNTech cuts vaccine deliveries

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination in France

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Six European Union governments asked the executive EU Commission in a letter on Friday to pressure Pfizer-BioNTech, “to ensure stability and transparency of timely deliveries” of vaccines agianst COVID-19.

The letter, signed by the health ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, said Pfizer/BionTech had told them that agreed vaccine deliveries in the coming weeks would be substantially reduced.

“This situation is unacceptable”, said the letter, which was seen by Reuters. “Not only does it impact the planned vaccination schedules, it also decreases the credibility of the vaccination process.”

(Reporting By Andrius Sytas; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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