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COVAX to face shortage of 190 million doses of vaccine by end of June, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

COVAX program need to deliver 2 billion doses around the world in 2021
13:27, 28 May 2021

AP

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in India, the COVAX program will face a shortage of 190 million doses of the vaccine by the end of June. The World Health Organization (WHO) published such forecasts.

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“Even though COVAX will have larger volumes available later in the year through the deals it has already secured with several manufacturers if we do not address the current, urgent shortfall the consequences could be catastrophic,” the statement says.

If the world’s leaders rally together, the original COVAX objectives – delivery of 2 billion doses of vaccines worldwide in 2021, and 1,8 billion doses to 92 lower-income economies by early 2022 are still well within reach.

But it will require governments and the private sector to urgently unlock new sources of doses, with deliveries starting in June, and funding for the delivery.

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As it was reported earlier, the Head of the World Health Organization stated that wealthier nations should postpone plans to give children and teenagers Covid vaccines and donate supplies to low-income countries instead. 

Meanwhile, according to Ghebreyesus, the second year of the coronavirus pandemic could claim far more lives than the first one.

Related: Malta announces achievement of herd immunity against Covid-19

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