A spokesperson for the American pharmaceutical company said today after the delayed report in Germany that MODERNA may fulfill its obligations to the European Union in terms of the promised dose of the vaccine.
A spokesperson told Reuters in an email: “Modena is committed to fulfilling all three-month contract delivery contracts with the European Commission and individual member states.”
It added: “The delivery in April may satisfy the series of doses previously communicated to the government.”
Business Insider cited an anonymous source from the German Ministry of Health to announce that the delivery of 878,400 doses of modern vaccines that should be delivered between April 26 and May 2 may be delayed.
Modern said that it “will not cancel shipments, but may provide updated information on delivery guidelines from time to time based on production schedules and batch releases.”
The German Ministry of Health stated that Moderna has not yet communicated the changes to the delivery plan.
Moderna declined to disclose accurate data on the monthly dose range in Europe, although it has previously confirmed that deliveries in 2021 will include 160 million doses in the EU and 17 million doses in the UK.
Moderna hopes to produce at least 700 million doses of vaccine this year.
Modern vaccine components for the non-US market are produced at the Lonza plant in Switzerland.
They are then packaged in bottles in different locations in Spain and France.