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A nurse prepares to administer the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the Covax scheme against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at the Eka Kotebe General Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.(Reuters)

A year in the Covid-19 vaccine scheme Covax

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 02:46 PM IST
  • The Covax scheme, relied on by dozens of poorer countries, has faced setbacks: production glitches, a lack of support from wealthy nations and a recent move by India, the biggest vaccine manufacturer, to curb its exports.
COVAX is co-led by the GAVI vaccine alliance, the WHO and others, and is designed to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 vaccinations globally.(REUTERS)
COVAX is co-led by the GAVI vaccine alliance, the WHO and others, and is designed to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 vaccinations globally.(REUTERS)

COVAX to supply 355 million vaccine doses for Eastern Mediterranean this year

Reuters | , Cairo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:34 PM IST
The first doses provided for the region through COVAX will arrive in February, WHO official Yvan Hutin told reporters. The WHO's Eastern Mediterranean region comprises of Middle Eastern countries as well as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Djibouti.
More than 70 nations have so far committed to joining, agreeing to procure Covid-19 vaccines through COVAX for their populations.(REUTERS)
More than 70 nations have so far committed to joining, agreeing to procure Covid-19 vaccines through COVAX for their populations.(REUTERS)

Brazil still mulling whether to join COVAX vaccine allocation plan

Brasilia | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Eduardo Pazuello said the decision was still under consideration, speaking by videoconference at a meeting of ACT, the global alliance to accelerate development, production and equitable access to Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
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