Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called the delays in the supply of vaccines from the coronavirus unacceptable.
On his Facebook page, he wrote that if the supply of drugs were reduced for the first three months, then only 3.4 million doses would be delivered to Italy instead of 8 million.
According to Conte, this causes enormous damage to Italy and other European countries and directly affects the consequences for the life and health of citizens.
Speaking about the short supply of vaccine from Pfizer, the prime minister said that regional authorities are forced to slow down the introduction of new doses to ensure that those who have already received the drug will be re-vaccinated.
Earlier, the pandemic emergency commissioner Domenico Arcuri said that Pfizer unilaterally announced a reduction in the supply of the drug to the country. It was also reported that the Italian authorities are preparing lawsuits against the American company for failure to meet the deadlines for the supply of vaccines against coronavirus.