Pfizer Delays Vaccine Deliveries To 8 European Nations: Spain




The assertion didn’t specify which European nations except for Spain had been affected.

Madrid, Spain:

Pfizer has postponed the supply of recent batches of its coronavirus vaccine to eight European nations together with Spain, the Spanish well-being ministry stated Monday, a day after************************) Spanish department of Pfizer knowledgeable Madrid on Sunday night time of the delay in shipments to the eight nations a “problem in the loading and shipment process” at its plant in Belgium, the well-being ministry stated in an announcement.

It didn’t specify which European nations except for Spain had been affected.

Pfizer has knowledgeable the ministry that the issue “was already resolved” however the subsequent supply of vaccines “will be a few hours late” and arrive in Spain on Tuesday, the assertion stated.

Asked in regards to the delay throughout an interview with radio Ser, Health Minister Salvador Illa stated it was an issue “linked to the control of the temperature” of the shipments which was “apparently fixed”.

The vaccine has to be saved at ultra-low temperatures of about -70 levels Celsius (-112 Fahrenheit) earlier than being shipped to distribution centers in specifically designed cool containers crammed with dry ice.

Once out of ultra-low temperature storage, the vaccine has to be stored at 2 Celsius to 8 Celsius to stay efficient for as much as 5 days.

Spain is scheduled to obtained 350,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine per week over the following three months.

Most European Union nations started their immunization campaigns towards the virus this weekend with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, starting with the aged,




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