The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), within the framework of the COVAX mechanism, is agreeing with more than 350 partners to promptly deliver the coronavirus vaccine to 92 countries of the world. This was reported by the UN press service on Monday, 23 November.
In particular, the UN has informed the world’s major airlines about the necessary throughput for the delivery of the vaccine and discussed with them ways to transport about 2 billion doses of vaccine next year. Another 1 billion doses of the vaccine are planned to be transported by sea.
In addition, UNICEF will undertake an assessment of existing transport options in the coming weeks to identify gaps and future needs.
“The procurement, delivery, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be the largest and fastest of its kind,” said UNICEF’s head of procurement.