Latvia A spokesman for the Health Ministry informed LETA that the European Commission has received a petition from Latvia and nine other EU member states asking for changes to the advance purchase agreements (APA) signed with Covid-19 vaccine producers.

As a result of these agreements, the European Commission was provided access to a specific number of doses of vaccines at a specific price. A rapidly immunized population and a diminishing pandemic have led to an increase in vaccine orders.

No member state is allowed to forego preordered vaccines under the current APA. If governments do not purchase jabs, they will be responsible for their costs. Rewriting contracts is necessary if immunization procurement has to be postponed.

Additional burden on state funds, coupled with unnecessary vaccination delivery and a short vaccine shelf life” are the consequences of the agreements for the member states.

The letter to the European Commission notes that “revision of vaccine purchase contracts is necessary Because inaction will lead to financial mismanagement and mistrust.”

Serbia and Montenegro were also included in the agreement signed by the other countries.

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