WHO chief elaborates on COVAX Facility

23:55, 22.01.21 – UNIAN

COVAX could begin delivering doses in February.

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the COVAX (the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility), the global pooled procurement mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines, may be launched as early as February.

“That’s why today I’m glad to announce that COVAX has signed an agreement with Pfizer/BioNTech for up to 40 million doses of its COVID19 vaccine” the WHO press service quoted him as saying on Twitter, January 22.

“Additionally, pending WHO emergency use listing, we expect almost 150 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID19 vaccine to be available for distribution by COVAX in the first quarter of this year,” he said.

“Together, these announcements mean COVAX could begin delivering doses in February, provided we can finalize a supply agreement for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and emergency use listing for the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine,” he added.

COVID-19 vaccine for Ukraine

  • In February-March 2021, Ukraine expects the delivery of a vaccine against COVID-19.
  • The first batch of a vaccine via the COVAX Facility will include 8 million doses, which will be enough to vaccinate 4 million people (two shots per person required). First to get vaccinated will be healthcare workers, the elderly, and seriously ill patients.
  • On December 24, 2020, Health Minister Stepanov said that his ministry was working out a plan to increase the COVAX vaccine quota from 8 million to 16 million doses.
  • On December 30, Ukraine signed a contract with China’s Sinovac for the supply of 1.9 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine.
  • On January 8, 2020, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Ghebreyesus said that rich countries have the majority of the supply of a COVID-19 vaccine from the manufacturers Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca.
  • On January 13, Health Minister Stepanov said that his ministry planned to sign contracts in the coming days with new companies that produce the coronavirus vaccine.
  • According to the WHO, 170 experimental vaccines are currently at the stage of preclinical trials, 65 are undergoing clinical trials, of which 15 are at the third, last stage.


      • Not even Putin will take Sputnik V. The oligarchs will only get the best. Scandalous that Kyiv gets US vaccines and the rest of the country crap from China.

        • There is no vaccine in Ukraine yet. Zelensky is waiting for freebies like some third world shithole.

              • Common sense won’t necessarily help you F1. No less than 10 members of my extended family have had it. They are all sensible professional people. The young ones shrugged it off, but we have one 80 year old very seriously ill in hospital with it now.

                • I’m quite isolated here in our village. We don’t go to crowded supermarkets, and it’s very rare I go shopping anyway. Only one member of our family caught this virus, my wife’s cousin, but she is a Russian lover anyway, so she deserves to catch it.

                  • Thank you for your kind thoughts Redders. I appreciate it.
                    He’s a tough old boy and was observing lockdown as far as we know, but he likes going to the supermarket, so you never know. He gave it to his 54 year old son and it knocked him right out too, but the son was back to normal after 2 weeks of utter grimness.

                    • Uugh, this virus is a nasty, evil thing. It must be fought with everything we have. I see IRA Joe is now resisting an investigation into the origins of the pandemic. He’s openly protecting his Chinese bosses. Unbelievable. Trump said China would own Biden and it looks like he was right again.

                    • That immediately makes him look very weak; the putinazis will take note. The Aussies called for an enquiry and got blood-curdling threats in reaction. No one came to their aid with a suitable and supportive response.

                    • Canada already ordered 9 vaccines for every Canadian citizen and now trudeaux wants more. Thursday Biden cancelled the pipeline from Alberta Canada. Now Trudeaux (French spelling, lol) wants MORE vaccine and the theory is Biden wants to give him more so he will be quiet about the pipeline. WTF is all that?!

  1. Just a fleeting thought …
    Maybe the Covid 19 scare is merely a way to inject nanobots into the bloodstreams of the world’s population, with which it is possible to monitor them and even to manipulate them.
    Sci-fi? Perhaps, but think about the possibilities … the utter power for those in charge.

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