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UN health agency urges nations to donate 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Some two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed globally but only 0.5 per cent have reached low-income countries where frontline health workers and…

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Vaccine equity at heart of new $50 billion plan to end pandemic, drive recovery

Governments are being urged to finance a new $50 billion roadmap to end the COVID-19 pandemic and drive a fast recovery, announced on Tuesday by…

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WHO welcomes Sweden’s announcement to share COVID-19 vaccine doses with COVAX

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed the Government of Sweden’s announcement today (3rd May) to share 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine with…

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Vaccine equity the ‘challenge of our time’, WHO chief declares, as governments call for solidarity, sharing

With the number of new COVID-19 cases nearly doubling over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate the world has seen during the…

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Clarity still needed on effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine passports, says UN health agency

Being vaccinated against COVID-19 may not prevent transmission and vaccination passports may not be an “effective strategy” for restarting travel, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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Statement of the European Commission on the methodology used to determine the allocation of doses of vaccines under the Advance Purchase Agreements

The allocation of doses of vaccines under the Advance Purchase Agreements has followed a transparent process. The Commission agrees with recent statements by several Member…

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WHO calls for urgent action to ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccines for all

Urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible by all countries,…

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EU co-ordinating the urgent delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Moldova

On Saturday, a consignment of 21,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines is being delivered to Moldova from Romania to support the country’s response to the pandemic….

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UNICEF begins shipping syringes for the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX

UNICEF has sent 100,000 syringes and 1,000 safety boxes for COVID-19 vaccinations to the Maldives by air freight from UNICEF’s humanitarian warehouse in Dubai—part of…

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It’s morally wrong for rich nations to hoard COVID-19 vaccine – “Vaccine nationalism” fails to respect human rights

Rich nations should not engage in “vaccine nationalism” and keep the COVID-19 vaccine to themselves when poorer nations need them, according to Nicole Hassoun, professor…

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