Increase in manufacturing capacity for Vaxzevria (previously COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca)

News 24/01/2022

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has approved a scale up of manufacturing of Vaxzevria (previously COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca). An existing manufacturing site operated by Universal Farma in Guadalajara, Spain, will add a second filling line for the finished product.

This change is expected to support the continued supply of Vaxzevria, including for donations to third countries through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative.

This recommendation does not require a European Commission decision and the change can become operational immediately.

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