"There could be a global shortage of 1 billion to 2 billion syringes for the COVID-19 vaccine in 2022," the message reads.
The lack of syringes could halt the vaccination of children around the world, as well as force residents of poor countries to reuse needles.
Countries around the world have already introduced about 6.8 billion vaccines against Covid-19, while the global production capacity of syringes is 6 billion. If vaccination in the world continues in the same rate, then by 2022 the shortage of syringes will reach 2 billion.
In addition, syringes take up 10 times more space than vaccines, and therefore there may be delays in delivery.
As it was reported earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) is testing 16 more Covid-19 vaccines. Moreover, the director of the WHO European Office underlined that the best way to fight Covid is to combine an effective vaccine and an effective medication.
6.8 billion vaccines have already been used worldwide. In Ukraine, about 12 million people have been vaccinated since the beginning of the vaccination campaign. 8 million people have received a full course of vaccination.
24,747 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Ukraine on November 10. Particularly, 1,550 children and 426 medics got infected.
573 thousand cases of a disease were recorded worldwide on November 10, over 8 thousand lethalities.