Tuesday 18 May 2021

India Covid crisis leaves Covax scheme 140 million doses short

BBC News shows that Covax, the international scheme to ensure equal access to coronavirus vaccines, is 140 million doses short because of India's continuing Covid crisis.

The Serum Institute of India (SII), the largest single supplier to the Covax scheme, has made none of its planned shipments since exports were suspended in March.

The UN children's agency Unicef buys and distributes vaccines for Covax. It is urging leaders of G7 nations and EU states to share their doses.

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