The World Well being Group (WHO) hopes that the coronavirus vaccine might be offered to poor and decrease middle-income international locations in February. WHO Senior Adviser Bruce Aylward on Monday mentioned that the WHO will be capable to launch COVID-19 vaccines in poor and decrease middle-income international locations in February by means of its COVAX programme.
“Over 40 international locations have now begun vaccinating in opposition to COVID-19. Nevertheless all of that vaccination, or nearly all, was in excessive earnings or center earnings international locations to this point,” he mentioned. “We have now bought to see vaccines going into arms in decrease and lower-middle earnings international locations.” He mentioned the COVAX programme might start vaccinating folks in February, and there was an effort to hurry it up so some vaccinations in poor international locations might happen this month.
The United Nations have doubled its orders to the vaccine-producing corporations underneath the COVAX programme. In the meantime, Palestine has contacted 4 vaccine-producing corporations, together with a Russian for getting the vaccine.