Coronavirus: 156 nations join WHO-led global plan for COVID-19 vaccine supply

CEPI, GAVI, and WHO have launched COVAX to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. (Twitter/@CEPI vaccines)

A total of 156 countries have joined the global COVAX scheme intended to ensure fair distribution of supplies of future vaccines against COVID-19, an alliance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

The list includes 64 wealthier, self-financing countries, a statement issued by the WHO and GAVI vaccine alliance said, after a deadline of last Friday to make binding commitments.

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The goal of COVAX is by the end of 2021 to deliver 2 billion doses of safe, effective vaccines around the world.

COVAX is co-led by the GAVI vaccines alliance, the WHO and the CEPI Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and is designed to guarantee equitable access globally to COVID-19 vaccines once they are developed and authorized for use.

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Last Update: Monday, 21 September 2020 KSA 20:49 - GMT 17:49
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