By Ian Walker 
 

AstraZeneca PLC said Friday that it welcomed a decision by the Court of First Instance in Brussels to reduce the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses due to be delivered to the European Union by September.

The pharmaceutical giant said that the court has ordered that 80.2 million doses of the vaccine be delivered by Sept. 27. The European Commission had requested 120 million vaccine doses cumulatively by the end of June, and a total of 300 million doses by the end of September.

AstraZeneca said it has supplied more than 70 million doses of the vaccine to the EU and expects to "substantially exceed" the required amount by the end of June.

"AstraZeneca has fully complied with its agreement with the European Commission and we will continue to focus on the urgent task of supplying an effective vaccine," General Counsel Jeffrey Pott said.

 

Write to Ian Walker at ian.walker@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 18, 2021 08:36 ET (12:36 GMT)

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