Tuvalu is the latest country in the Pacific region to receive 4,800 AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine doses.
“Congratulations to the government and the people of Tuvalu!
Tuvalu is the second country in the Pacific region to receive full vaccines to cover 20 percent of the population under the COVAX Facility,” UNICEF Pacific said on twitter.
COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi and the World Health Organisation (WHO), alongside key delivery partner, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The facility offers a reliable supply of safe and efficient vaccines especially for Pacific countries like Tuvalu, who do not have direct access to manufacturers.
Tuvalu is free from COVID-19.
SOURCE: PACNEWS/UNICEF PACIFIC