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COVAX vaccine

Iran says Iraq to release $125mn of frozen funds for vaccines
World

Iran says Iraq to release $125mn of frozen funds for vaccines

  • Iran, the Middle Eastern country by COVID-19, has complained that US sanctions were preventing it from making payments to buy vaccines.
  • Ardakanian said the payments would go towards the purchase of vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) - sponsored global COVAX vaccine-sharing plan, state news agency IRNA reported.
Published 29 May, 2021 05:54pm
WHO chief calls on vaccine makers to advance doses for COVAX
World

WHO chief calls on vaccine makers to advance doses for COVAX

  • "While we appreciate the work of AstraZeneca who have been steadily increasing the speed and volume of their deliveries, we need other manufacturers to follow suit," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a virtual briefing, mentioning Pfizer and Moderna specifically.
Published 17 May, 2021 08:30pm
COVAX vaccines reach more than 100 countries, despite supply hits
World

COVAX vaccines reach more than 100 countries, despite supply hits

  • Despite being hit by reduced supply availability in March and April, and higher demand in India where much of its main jab AstraZeneca is made, it expects to deliver doses to all economies that have requested them in the first half of 2021, the GAVI vaccine alliance and World Health Organization said.
Published 08 Apr, 2021 07:19pm
COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme to send out 'hundreds of millions' of J&J shots
World

COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme to send out 'hundreds of millions' of J&J shots

  • COVAX, backed by WHO and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, aims to secure 2 billion vaccine doses by the end of 2021.
  • In early March, it said the target was to deliver 237 million doses of AstraZeneca's shot to 142 countries by the end of May, and it also shipped its first Pfizer shots.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 05:40pm
Ghana kicks off coronavirus vaccination campaign with COVAX shots
World

Ghana kicks off coronavirus vaccination campaign with COVAX shots

  • I feel so good about taking the vaccine. It will protect me from contracting the virus from patients.
  • COVAX aims to deliver over 1.3 billion vaccine doses to over 90 low- and middle-income countries by the end of the year, covering up to 20% of their populations.
Published 02 Mar, 2021 07:21pm
J&J applies to WHO for emergency use listing of COVID-19 vaccine
Business & Finance

J&J applies to WHO for emergency use listing of COVID-19 vaccine

  • J&J said an emergency use listing is a prerequisite for supplying vaccines to the COVAX vaccine program, co-led by WHO, which aims to deliver doses to poor and middle-income countries.
  • The J&J vaccine is administered in a single dose and can be stored at normal fridge temperatures, a big selling point in countries with relatively weaker healthcare infrastructure.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 07:31pm
WHO, marking year since COVID-19 began, urges fair vaccine distribution to all
World

WHO, marking year since COVID-19 began, urges fair vaccine distribution to all

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, appealed for $4 billion to buy COVID-19 vaccines for distribution in lower and middle-income countries.
  • Vaccines offer great hope to turn the tide of the pandemic. But to protect the world, we must ensure that all people at risk everywhere - not just in countries who can afford vaccines - are immunised.
Updated 30 Dec, 2020 06:36pm