Poor countries refused 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in December

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Unicef apontou que doses muito próximas da expiração do prazo de validade, falta de instalações de armazenamento e resistência à vacinação são principais causas para recusa

Unicef ​​pointed out that doses very close to expiration date, lack of storage facilities and resistance to vaccination are main causes for refusal| Photo: EFE/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

A director of the United Nations children’s agency, Unicef, said on Thursday () that poor countries refused in December more than 59 millions of doses of vaccines against Covid-

According to information from Reuters, Etleva Kadilli, director of Unicef’s Supplies Division, told the European Parliament that the main reason for the refusal it was because the doses were very close to the expiration date.

Kadilli added that poor countries have also been denied vaccines due to insufficient storage facilities and the resistance of a large part of the population to vaccinate.

Unicef ​​has not reported how many doses have been refused in total so far. The Covax Facility consortium has already delivered 768 millions of doses of vaccines against Covid-19 for 100 countries.

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