WHO: 432,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine allocated for Azerbaijan

WHO: 432,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine allocated for Azerbaijan
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  • calendar-gray 04 March 2021

Azerbaijan will receive 432,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said at a media briefing as a response to APA's question.

WHO Regional Adviser Siddhartha Datta said that the AstraZeneca vaccine has already been allocated for Azerbaijan and COVAX published information in this regard on March 2.

"Azerbaijan will receive 432 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. As I mentioned, the information has been published regarding this and this country will receive the vaccine some time soon” he noted.

According to the representative of WHO, allocation, supply, and delivery of vaccine has to fit.

He added that another important point is related to the economy of the countries that participate in COVAX: “Economic situation of each of countries is different. The process is underway regarding the allocation and an equal share of the vaccines”.

S. Datta has noted regarding the Pfizer-BionTech vaccine that Azerbaijan did expressed its interest in this vaccine: “But as you know, there is some limitation of this vaccine. Commitments and requirements of Pfizer did not allow Azerbaijan to get into the list of 18 original countries which received this vaccine”.

Zumrud Pashkin

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