IAVG concerned about the evolution of the pandemic

SWITZERLAND – The Independent Allocation Vaccine Group (IAVG), which was established by the WHO in January 2021 and is taked to review and assess Vaccine Allocation Decision (VAD) proposals generated by the COVAX Facility Joint Allocation Taskforce (JAT) has expressed concerns about the evolution of the pandemic. The body, which deliberates on the volumes of vaccines that should be allocated to each participant under COVAX within a given time frame, is fearful of the health, social and economic impacts of the pandemic and is raising awareness of governments, manufacturers and…

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UK travel curbs undercut Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine drive

ETHIOPIA – The African Union’s health watchdog, Africa CDC, has warned that Britain’s pandemic travel restrictions could make people across the continent more reluctant to get vaccinated. Under the restrictions, Britain only recognises vaccines administered in a few countries. For most of the world, and all of Africa, Britain will not recognise locally-administered vaccines, even if the jabs came from Britain. “If you send us vaccines and you say, ‘we don’t recognise those vaccines’, it sends a very challenging message for us,” said John Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres…

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