Another exception outlined in the contract is if AstraZeneca fails to meet the “good manufacturing practices” required by EU “rules, principle, and guidelines”.
According to the document, AstraZeneca has vowed to supply the EU with 300 million doses of the Covid jab in three stages.
AstraZeneca has also committed to delivering 100 million doses of the vaccine developed by scientists at Oxford University to the UK.
The first 30 million EU-bound doses were to be delivered by the end of 2020.
Then, 100 million doses were meant to reach the EU by the end of the first quarter this year, with a total of 300 million jabs delivered by June.