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WHO chief laments 'shocking imbalance' in COVID-19 shot distribution
World

WHO chief laments 'shocking imbalance' in COVID-19 shot distribution

  • More than 700 million jabs have been administered worldwide against the disease, but 87% have gone to high income or upper middle-income countries, with low income countries receiving just 0.2%, he said.
  • "On average in high-income countries, almost one in four people has received a COVID-19 vaccine. In low-income countries, it's one in more than 500," Tedros told a briefing.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 08:50pm
Pakistan to receive 2.8mn doses of AstraZeneca vaccine under COVAX scheme on March 2
Pakistan

Pakistan to receive 2.8mn doses of AstraZeneca vaccine under COVAX scheme on March 2

  • "I can confirm according to the information we've been given that we will receive 2.8 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine as part of the COVAX," Faisal Sultan.
  • "The standard operating procedures (SOPs) are being developed for AVCs (Adult Vaccination Counters) in order to ensure (a) smooth vaccination process," it said.
  • The centres will share daily reports with government health management teams.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 09:31pm