Coronavirus | WHO hopes to have half a billion vaccine doses by COVAX facility in Q1 2021: chief scientist

That’s sufficient, simply, to convey to an finish the acute section of pandemic, says Soumya Swaminathan

The World Well being Group hopes to have half a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine obtainable for distribution by the worldwide COVAX facility within the first quarter of 2021, its chief scientist stated on Friday.

“The aim is to get at the very least 2 billion doses by finish of 2021 which shall be sufficient to vaccinate 20% of populations of nations which are a part of COVAX,” stated Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan.

“That’s sufficient, simply, to convey to an finish the acute section of pandemic,” she stated.

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