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US Unveils Plan to Share Vaccines Globally

25M doses will be distributed in initial batch, mostly through the UN

(Newser) - The US will donate 75% of its unused COVID-19 vaccines to the UN-backed COVAX global vaccine-sharing program, President Biden said Thursday, per the AP . The White House unveiled the allocation for sharing a first 25 million doses with the world, part of its plans to share 80 million globally by...

World's Largest Vaccine Operation in History Begins

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVID vaccines through the COVAX initiative

(Newser) - Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. The vaccines, delivered by UNICEF, arrived at Accra’s international airport early Wednesday...

WHO Grants Emergency Authorization to Vaccine

Hundreds of millions of AstraZeneca doses will be shipped to countries in COVAX program

(Newser) - The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the UN agency's partners to ship millions of doses to countries worldwide as part of a UN-backed program to tame the pandemic. In a statement Monday, the WHO said it...

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