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AstraZeneca says Covid-19 shots production in Latin America will be delayed

The company flagged issues with lower-than-expected production, shortages of critical supplies and longer periods for regulatory approval as primary reasons for slow production.

Elderly people wait in an observation room after receiving the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a mass vaccination program in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (REUTERS)
Elderly people wait in an observation room after receiving the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a mass vaccination program in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (REUTERS)
Published on May 01, 2021 05:34 AM IST

Sputnik vaccine helping Russia regain foothold in Latin America

That growing adoption reflects Russia gaining a greater foothold in the region the US has traditionally viewed as within its sphere of influence — and where the American government had boasted of steering Brazil away from Russian vaccines.

The Sputnik V vaccine has now been purchased by at least nine Latin American nations, with Brazil its greatest uphill battle. Photographer: Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
The Sputnik V vaccine has now been purchased by at least nine Latin American nations, with Brazil its greatest uphill battle. Photographer: Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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