COVAX - Pakistan to get 10 million Covid vaccines before June

12:05 PM | 3 Mar, 2021
COVAX - Pakistan to get 10 million Covid vaccines before June

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will be among the five biggest recipients of free Covid-19 vaccines before June under the Covax scheme.

At least 238.2 million doses will be distributed by the end of May through the Covax programme aimed at boosting access to coronavirus jabs in developing countries.

The five biggest confirmed recipients include Pakistan, 14,640,000 doses, Nigeria, 13,656,000, Indonesia ,11,704,800, Bangladesh, 10,908,000, and Brazil with 9,122,400. The following countries are followed by Ethiopia, Congo, Mexico, Egypt, Vietnam, Iran, Myanmar, Kenya, and Uganda.

Covax, a global initiative, is co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Gavi vaccine alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.

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