Peru Rejects AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Purchase Deal

Prime Minister Walter Martos said in a news conference that the government had asked AstraZeneca for data from its vaccine studies, but that the firm had not sent the information.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Peruvian government said on Thursday that it refused to sign a coronavirus vaccine purchase agreement with AstraZeneca PLC because it did not provide sufficient data from its studies and offered minimal amounts of inoculations.

Prime Minister Walter Martos said in a news conference that the government had asked AstraZeneca for data from its vaccine studies, but that the firm had not sent the information.

“The other labs have caught up with us accordingly, however AstraZeneca has not,” Martos said. “They were offering us a very low quantity of vaccines compared with other laboratories that are . . .

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