Vaccines: at Pfizer, in Puurs, the EU tries to defuse probable shortages

LThe meeting is set at 4.30 p.m. on Monday at the Pfizer site in Puurs. A feat: it was apparently not easy for the Commission to negotiate the presence of the few journalists for the visit of Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton on site. From the outset, the European institution warned that Pfizer did not accept questions. Before entering the dispatching area, the instructions are repeated at will: prohibition of photographing barcodes, destination labels or computer screens.

Commissioner Breton is on his third visit to companies producing the vaccine. In Seneffe, at Thermo Fischer, AstraZeneca’s subcontractor, a few days ago, the tone was different. It was necessary to put an end to the controversies over the delays in deliveries of precious doses.

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