The pharmaceutical firm in Wrexham which has been manufacturing the AstraZeneca vaccine as a part of the UK’s mass vaccination programme is now scaling again manufacturing.
Wockhardt, positioned on the Wrexham Industrial Property, had a contract with the UK Authorities to provide the vaccine for the rollout through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nonetheless, the corporate stated it would ‘proper measurement’ the enterprise as soon as the contracted vaccine manufacturing schedule completes this month, resulting in a variety of job losses in consequence.
The agency wouldn’t disclose what number of jobs could be misplaced on the finish of the rollout.
In a press release a spokesperson stated: “Wockhardt is extremely proud to have performed a significant function in mitigating the worldwide influence of COVID-19.
“We scaled up at velocity to satisfy the pressing want to produce the vaccine, together with investing and recruiting the place wanted to satisfy this demanding deadline.
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“The manufacturing manufacturing schedule with the UK Authorities to complete AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is near being accomplished with the broad scale rollout of the vaccine throughout the UK inhabitants.
“This has been an unprecedented interval in our sterile injectable historical past and we’ve got not been working beneath regular manufacturing timescales or workforce numbers.
“We subsequently have made the troublesome choice to now undertake a course of to ‘proper measurement’ our enterprise to anticipate and meet the long run wants of the organisation with out the Vaccine work. As a enterprise we’re making each effort to maintain the influence as small as potential.
“Wockhardt will proceed to function as regular manufacturing all different product strains together with vital medicines into the NHS. We are going to manufacture to the contracted Vaccine manufacturing schedule which is because of be accomplished in the course of April 2022.”