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COVAX to begin distribution of Covid-19 vaccines this February, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

COVAX also has signed an agreement with Pfizer/BioNTech for up to 40 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine
08:30, 23 January 2021

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The COVAX Global Vaccine Distribution Facility will begin delivering Covid-19 vaccine this February. This was stated by the head of the WHO, Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus, the organization's press service reported on Twitter page.

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"COVAX could begin delivering doses in February, provided we can finalize a supply agreement for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and emergency use listing for the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine," Gebreyesus said.

COVAX also has signed an agreement with Pfizer/BioNTech for up to 40 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine.

Additionally, pending emergency use listing, WHO expects almost 150 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to be available for distribution by COVAX in the first quarter of this year.

Related: Ukrainian Health Ministry in talks with Serum Institute on purchase of Covid-19 vaccines

As we reported earlier, the European Union has promised to help Ukraine obtain coronavirus vaccines as soon as possible.

"It is emphasized that Ukraine can count on the solidarity of the European Union in obtaining a vaccine against coronavirus. The EU is taking steps to ensure Ukraine's access to vaccines as soon as possible," the statement informs.

The first batches of Covid-19 vaccine under the COVAX scheme could arrive in Ukraine in the first half of February.

Related: Hungary first in EU to approve Russian vaccine

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