Vaccination In Asia-Pacific Expected Mid Or Late 2021: WHO
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The World Health Organization said Thursday that countries in the Asia-Pacific region are not guaranteed to have early access to Covid-19 shots and urged them to adopt a long-term approach to the pandemic.

The development of safe and effective vaccines is one thing. Producing them in adequate quantities and reaching everyone who needs them is another, WHO Regional Director Dr. Takeshi Kasai told reporters in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

It's important to emphasize that most, if not all, the countries in the Western Pacific region are a part of the COVAX Facility, said Dr. Socorro Escalante, WHO's coordinator for essential medicines and health technologies. Within the COVAX Facility we are expecting that the vaccines will be coming in on the second quarter of 2021.

COVAX was set up by WHO, vaccines alliance GAVI and CEPI, a global coalition to fight epidemics, in an effort to ensure equitable access to vaccines across the world. WHO representatives also urged that high-risk groups should be prioritized for vaccination as vaccines will only be available in limited quantities.

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