Knowledge Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Feb. 2, 2021: Seventeen Caribbean countries will open receiving doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine by mid-month.
The Pan American Effectively being Organization (PAHO) said the COVAX world vaccine sharing blueprint expects to bring 35.3 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to 17 Caribbean and 15 Latin American worldwide locations between mid-February and the stay of June.
The countries within the Caribbean attach attach to receive the vaccine are: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucía, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
“The series of doses and provide agenda are quiet topic to EUL and manufacturing production capability,” PAHO said, adding that offer offers furthermore wanted to be agreed with producers.
“The Pan American Effectively being Organization has provided technical toughen to the Member States to toughen them in every section of their participation within the COVAX Mechanism and in preparation of their national COVID-19 vaccination plans,” said PAHO Assistant Director Jarbas Barbosa. “The usage of those vaccines will allow us to advance within the wrestle to confront this pandemic, nonetheless we must quiet withhold and toughen public properly being measures – comparable to the relate of masks, keeping off crowds, social distancing and frequent hand washing – to forestall transmission, elevated cases and deaths from COVID-19.”
The GAVI alliance, the crew that co-leads COVAX with WHO, said final week it aimed to bring 2.3 billion vaccines worldwide by the stay of 2021, including 1.8 billion free doses to decrease-earnings countries.
PAHO’s Revolving Fund, alongside with UNICEF, is procuring all vaccines on behalf of COVAX for countries within the Americas.
The Americas attach will must immunize approximately 500 million other folks to manipulate the pandemic. The COVAX Mechanism is a world effort to stride equitable entry to COVID-19 vaccines and create particular they reach all other folks that must receive them.
The plan is to originate vaccines for a minimal of 20% of the inhabitants in every country participating in COVAX to offer protection to those most at menace for extreme sorts of COVID-19.