IPHA warns against blocking exports of vaccines from EU

Anger has grown in recent weeks that European factories have exported 41m vaccines to 33 countries in the past six weeks, with almost nothing in return

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
21st March, 2021
IPHA warns against blocking exports of vaccines from EU
Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission: ‘We are ready to use whatever tool we need’ Pic: Getty

Blocking exports of vaccines from the EU could have a negative impact on the movement of raw materials required to make them, the body representing some of the biggest names in the Irish pharma sector has warned.

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said last week that exports of EU vaccines to other countries would depend on the willingness of those nations to allow vaccines manufactured in their territories to enter the EU.

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