Italy received 100,000 fewer doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine than expected this week, the office in charge of the country’s vaccine distribution told CNN Wednesday.
According to the agreement between the EU and vaccine companies, Italy should receive 470,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine every week.
This week it only received 370,000 doses.
According to the country’s Health Ministry, Italy has so far administered nearly 250,000 inoculations, which is 54.1% of the doses it received this week.
European Union countries are rolling out their vaccine programs but many have been criticized for slow starts to the drives.