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UK emergency services trying to protect AstraZeneca vaccine factory from flooding

Christian Fernsby |
Emergency services in Wales are trying to protect a Wockhardt factory that is involved in making the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from flooding caused by Storm Christoph, LBC reported on Thursday.

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Topics: ASTRAZENECA    UK   

The manufacture of AstraZeneca and Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine has not been disrupted by flooding near a Welsh factory involved in the supply chain, manufacturing partner Wockhardt said on Thursday, adding the site was operating as normal.

"Last night at approximately 1600 (GMT) hours, Wockhardt experienced mild flooding, resulting in excess water surrounding part of the buildings across site," the company said in a statement.

"All necessary precautions were taken meaning no disruption to manufacturing or inlet of water into buildings. The site is now secure and free from any further flood damage and operating as normal."

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