Excipients ALC-0315 and ALC-0159
Priority question for written answer P-005690/2021
to the Commission
Guido Reil (ID)
According to the product information supplied by the European Medicines Agency, two of the main components of Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine are ALC-0315 and ALC-0159. Echelon, the manufacturer of these nanoparticles, specifies that they are ‘for research only and not for human use’. Administering a vaccine – particularly to children – which contains unauthorised excipients is illegal, dangerous and unethical.
- 1.How does the Commission justify distributing a product that is harmful to public health and, as such, infringes Article 168(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union?
- 2.How can it explain such a serious oversight – particularly given that the EU founded a European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) in September 2021 – and how will it avoid similar occurrences in future?
- 3.What does it intend to do to put an end to the persistent threat that unauthorised vaccine components pose to people in Europe?