The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech will postpone the next delivery of vaccines to the European Union by three months.
As the companies announced, the vaccine doses planned for June to August should not be delivered until the fourth quarter of this year, in consultation with the European Commission.
“This change reflects legitimate concerns to match supply and demand while ensuring the security of vaccine supplies should they be needed later in the year,” said EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides.
As in other EU countries, there is currently a vaccination doldrums in Austria: one in four people in Austria (24%) is still unvaccinated. The number of those who get vaccinated has been falling for weeks.