08 May 2024, 14:58

AstraZeneca says withdraws Covid vaccine 'for commercial reasons'

LONDON, May 8, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - British drugmaker AstraZeneca said Wednesday that it has withdrawn its Covid vaccine Vaxzevria, one of the first produced in the pandemic, citing "commercial reasons" and a surplus of updated jabs.

"As multiple, variant Covid-19 vaccines have since been developed there is a surplus of available updated vaccines. This has led to a decline in demand for Vaxzevria, which is no longer being manufactured or supplied," an AstraZeneca spokeperson said.

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