scoop.co.nz 19 Mar, 2021 19:15 am

Solomon Islands Receive 24,000 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines Through The COVAX Facility

Solomon Islands Receive 24,000 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines Through The COVAX Facility
Honiara, Solomon Islands, 19 March 2021 - Today, Solomon Islands became the second country in the Pacific islands to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO. This is a historic ...

Honiara, Solomon Islands, 19 March 2021 - Today, Solomon Islands became the second country in the Pacific islands to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.Solomon Islands Health Minister, Honourable Dr.“Several months after WHO declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic, Solomon Islands maintained a COVID-19 free status.” “We thank the Government of Solomon Islands for their public health leadership, as well as the donors’ commitment made to the COVAX facility for the equitable access to vaccines throughout the world,” said Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Pacific Representative.

” WHO Representative to Solomon Islands, Dr.“We have been working hard with the government and UNICEF over the past few months to ensure the timely submission of the national vaccine deployment plan as well as all other necessary preparation work that had enabled commitment from GAVI to support Solomon Islands part of which we are witnessing today.

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