The head of the company's vaccine division told Reuters this month it would likely take several more months to complete the trial, and said securing approval in May was "the best-case scenario". You may still be able to transmit, even though you don't develop COVID-19'.
A top European Union official icily invoked the principle of "pacta sunt servanda", a Latin phrase meaning "agreements must be kept".
Pfizer warned Canada last week that plans to upgrade its plant in Belgium would mean a temporary reduction in production that would cut into the doses delivered to every country but the United States.
Officials in England also say the doses should be consistent.
It is however unclear whether the European Union will donate or sell its excess doses and when vaccines could be made available to partners outside the 27-nation bloc. The missing 8 percent is expected to be recovered during the week of February 15.
The Ministry of Health issued two new advisories on the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination on its website on January 19, 2021.
"It is of utmost importance that we get the doses that are fixed in the contract" the EU's executive commission negotiated on behalf of member nations, she added.
"We're focusing right now with what we have let's get a second dose to our most vulnerable, our long-term care", said Di Monte. "We have one vaccine so far listed".
In Hungary, where the authorities gave the go ahead for the use of Britain's AstraZeneca and Russia's Sputnik V vaccines ahead of the European Union drug regulator, a senior official called on Brussels to try and ensure deliveries from Pfizer and other vaccine makers would stick to schedule.
Some countries reckon they can handle it. Norway has an emergency stockpile and will continue administering doses as planned, the government's public health body said. The theme has increased about 3 times over the past 2 years. "That's an upsetting issue".