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Drowning in Covid Vaccine, EU States Eye Supply Deal Shakeup (2)

May 20, 2022, 2:45 PM

A year after struggling to find adequate supplies of Covid-19 vaccines, a number of European countries are overflowing with shots they can’t use -- and they’re telling drug companies they don’t want to pay for more.

Health officials from European Union members including Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Finland, the Netherlands and the three Baltic states met Wednesday to discuss amendments to contracts with producers such as Pfizer Inc., as supplies overflow and storage costs mount for shots with short shelf lives.

The virtual meeting, organized by Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski, follows appeals in recent weeks from ...