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Canada Vaccines: the COVAX device expects to receive 250 million doses in six to eight weeks

01:20  30 july  2021
01:20  30 july  2021 Source:   france24.com

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COVAX device, which aims to provide free vaccines against Covid-19 to the poorest countries, is preparing to receive "additional 250 million vaccines over the next six to eight weeks," Wednesday the World health Organization. So far COVAX distributed 152 million doses to 137 countries.

COVAX system expects to receive 250 million vaccine doses against the Covid 19- from donors over the next six to eight weeks to help the poorest countries, announced Wednesday July 28, the World health Organization (WHO). COVAX

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, which is supposed to allow these states or territories to receive free vaccines financed by richer nations, currently distributed 152 million doses to 137 of them.

In his weekly operational report released Wednesday, the WHO stresses have indicated - during a recent meeting of the crisis management of the UN team - that "there would be donations increased by vaccines COVAX system, providing 250 million additional vaccines over the next six to eight weeks. "

The Serum Institute in India, a major producer of vaccines AstraZeneca, was initially play a leading role in providing vaccines provided through the COVAX system but because of the explosion of the pandemic in the country, New Delhi banned their export to combat the spread of Covid-19 on the India.

The European Union has provided only a small part of the vaccines promised to the poor countries

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COVAX thus increasingly dependent on vaccine donations by richer countries bought more doses than necessary. "The global vaccine demand far exceeds supply, leaving millions (of people) among the most vulnerable without protection, while a higher immunization coverage throughout the world is our best defense against new variants" said the head of the vaccine Alliance (GAVI), Seth Berkley.

Poor countries, forgotten ones

Alliance vaccine is one of the partners, with WHO and the Coalition for innovations in epidemic preparedness (Cepi), the COVAX system. WHO regularly denounces inequality in access to immunization between the populations of poor countries and rich countries.

Almost four billion doses have been administered in at least 216 countries and territories, according to a count of AFP. In rich nations, according to the criteria of the World Bank, to 96.7 per 100 inhabitants doses have been injected. Most vaccines require two injections to be fully effective.

But only 1.6 per 100 inhabitants dose could be administered in the 29 poorest countries. Saturday, Tanzania received in the COVAX system over a million doses of vaccine Johnson & Johnson, which requires only a single injection offered by the United States. The immunization campaign has started Wednesday.

, Burundi, Eritrea and North Korea are now the only countries that have not yet begun their vaccination campaign. For 2021-2022, COVAX hopes to receive at least 610 million doses funded by donors.

Of that total, the United States must provide 260 million, the countries of the European Union 200 million, the United Kingdom 80 million, Canada and Japan, each 30 million.

with AFP

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