Mick Mannock wrote: ↑Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:37 pm
As arguments worsen over the UK's demand for vaccines manufactured in Europe to be delivered, an EU official told Reuters:
"The Brits are insisting that the Halix plant in the Netherlands must deliver the drug substance produced there to them. That doesn't work."
An indication of the poor quality of EU officials to use the language of the more idiotic Irish on Planet Rugby.
According to AZ executives, none of their vaccines have been exported to UK from their EU plant, apart from a tiny batch for quality control purposes. There is no plan to send any more either. EU is supposed to get its AZ vaccine from EU and US plants.
During a briefing, executive vice president at AstraZeneca, Ruud Dobber, said the UK did not receive any of its AstraZeneca vaccines or components from the EU.
Fellow executive vice president Mene Pangalos then clarified that one "tiny" batch which "hasn't been approved yet" had been sent to the UK from Halix, a plant in the Netherlands that has an agreement with AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine.
Imported batches of vaccine have to be tested on arrival.
Halix was one of the University of Oxford's original partners for manufacturing the vaccine, Reuters reported.
The UK is mostly self-sufficient when it comes to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine - and has ordered 100 million doses of the jab.
The EU is mainly being supplied with the AZ vaccine by the US and by a site in Belgium, the company confirmed.