Astra, EU Can’t Agree Whether Crunch Vaccine Call Is Still On
Vials of the AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine in U.K. (Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg)

Astra, EU Can’t Agree Whether Crunch Vaccine Call Is Still On

The European Commission says that a crunch call over vaccine-delivery delays with AstraZeneca Plc has been canceled after the drugmaker pulled out, a claim the company disputes.

A spokesperson for AstraZeneca said the company still plans to join the call Wednesday evening, contradicting a statement minutes earlier by a commission spokeswoman.

The conflicting accounts add to the confusion over the deliveries of life-saving shots, after the European Union and Astra clashed over accounts of the clauses in the vaccine supply contract.

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