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New plan intensifies Denmark’s Pfizer jab deliveries

New plan intensifies Denmark’s Pfizer jab deliveries

Pharma plant Pfizer has revised its plan for deliveries of its covid-19 vaccine to Denmark in the coming months.

Pfizer/BioNTech now expects to deliver an extra 700,000 doses of its vaccine to Denmark in the second quarter of this year, according to the Danish national infectious disease agency State Serum Institute (SSI).

The week beginning April 26th will see at least 270,000 doses of jabs delivered to Denmark on a weekly basis. That will further increase from May 31st, with between 388,440 and 389,610 doses arriving each week for the five weeks following that date.

News of the extra doses was welcomed by the agency’s deputy director

“In a situation in which the AstraZeneca vaccine will be playing a smaller role in the vaccination of the Danish public it is very positive that Pfizer can push forward deliveries which we should have had later in the year,” Ole Jensen confirmed.

The changes in the supply plan caused by the controversial AstraZeneca vaccine. On Wednesday, the EU would get 50 million Pfizer anti-covid jabs doses earlier than expected. Despite the quick changes, the latest update from SSI suggests the figure will actually be 700,000. The new plan for weekly deliveries was published on Friday, Ritzau has learned.