WHO chief urges COVID-19 vaccine sharing to make mass coverage 'reality'

October 13, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

FILE PHOTO: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a ceremony for the opening of the WHO Academy, in Lyon, France, September 27, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


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(Reuters) - World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday urged countries and companies controlling the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to prioritise supply to the vaccine sharing programme COVAX in order to meet vaccination targets.

"We're working with leaders to support the prioritisation and planning that's needed to make 40% coverage a reality with aggressive and ambitious action," he said at a media briefing.

(Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru and Stephanie Ulmer-Nebehay in Geneva; Editing by Alison Williams)



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