Pfizer boss accuses EU of hampering Covid vaccine rollout
Pfizer has accused the European Union of hampering its Covid vaccine production.
The US drugmaker, which supplies Britain and more than 70 other countries with coronavirus jabs, said new EU rules about the free movement of goods across borders are damaging its ability to export the vaccine.
The rules oblige manufacturers to seek Brussels’ approval before exporting every parcel of jabs, which has caused “a significant administrative burden and some uncertainty”, said Danny Hendrikse, the pharmaceutical giant’s vice-president of global supply.
“Ultimately what we would like our colleagues to do is to focus on making and distributing the vaccine,” he said.