Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target


India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind

Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.

While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses globally by the end of this year.

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Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/oct/13/local-covid-vaccines-fill-gap-as-un-covax-scheme-misses-target



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