WHO asked countries that are considering vaccinating children and adolescents to reconsider and donate the vaccine to the Covax mechanism, which will be shipped to low-income countries.
Madrid (EUROPA PRESS). -World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked the country under analysis to start vaccinating children and adolescents against covid-19 in order to reconsider this intention, therefore, donate the vaccines to the Covax mechanism so that they are most needed You can use them.
“The few wealthy countries that have bought most of the vaccine supply are now vaccinating low-risk groups. I know some people want to vaccinate their children and adolescents, but now I urge you to reconsider and donate vaccines in your hands. Deros said: “In low- and middle-income countries, vaccines are in short supply and even health professionals cannot be immunized. “Tedros said.
In other words, only 0.3% of vaccines are currently supplied to low-income countries. Therefore, WHO leaders warned that “drip vaccination is not an effective strategy for sharing the virus that can cause covid-19”.
In this sense, Tedros emphasized the situation in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Egypt. Coronavirus infections and hospitalizations in these countries are increasing. In addition, this was only recorded in the Americas last week. Cause 40% of all deaths.
“Covid-19 has lost more than 3.3 million lives, and we are expected to make the second year of this pandemic even more deadly than the first year. Through a combination of public health and vaccination measures, lives and livelihoods are saved, not one Or one. The Director-General of WHO emphasized that “this is the only way out of the pandemic.”
Having said that, Tedros welcomes the announcement of the new agreement, which involves technology transfer and technology knowledge sharing between international manufacturers to increase vaccine production.