The US company Pfizer issued a statement on Monday denying information about delays in the expected delivery of its vaccine to France in May. This was reported on Monday by the radio station France Info.
As the radio station noted on its website, Pfizer denied the information that appeared earlier in the newspaper Les Echos about the delay in May deliveries. “Deliveries in May have been agreed with the French government,” the radio station quoted a company representative as saying. According to Pfizer, the company is expected to deliver 7.3 million doses of the drug to the republic in May.
Earlier, the French media, citing the newspaper Les Echos, reported that Pfizer will deliver 2 million doses less than the 10.6 million expected in May. According to the newspaper, to make up the schedule, the American company will compensate for the delivery of these doses in June. This material is not currently available on the newspaper’s website.
The vaccination campaign in France started on December 27 last year. The country’s authorities approved the use of four coronavirus vaccines on the territory of the republic — the American company Moderna, Pfizer, and BioNTech, as well as the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and Janssen — a division of the American company Johnson & Johnson. To date, more than 9.2 million people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.