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Covax to Deliver Next Billion Vaccines More Than Twice as Fast

Jan. 18, 2022, 4:25 PM

The delivery of the next billion coronavirus vaccines through Covax could take four to five months, according to the head of the alliance that manages the global distribution program.

GAVI, which brings together governments, companies, foundations and United Nations agencies, delivered on Jan. 15 its billionth dose since Covid-19 vaccines became available. It now expects to distribute the next billion doses in less than half that time, Chief Executive Officer Seth Berkleysaid Tuesday on a virtual panel organized by the World Economic Forum.

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