EU says UK, U.S. have vaccine export bans, EU allows exports of Pfizer, Moderna shots - (Fidelity via NewsPoints Desk)

  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the EU was allowing exports of COVID-19 vaccines, mostly from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, as well as Moderna, as reported in Fidelity.

  • She indicated that approximately 95% of EU-made vaccines that had been exported since January 30 were made by Pfizer/BioNTech, and the remainder by Moderna, adding that both were honouring their supply contracts with the bloc.

  • However, regarding AstraZeneca's exports, the EU was keeping "a very close eye" because of the company's shortfalls in deliveries to the region.

  • Meanwhile, von der Leyen suggested that the US and the UK had systems in place that effectively blocked the export of COVID-19 vaccines.

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