Vaccination in Asia-Pacific expected mid or late 2021: WHO
On Thursday The World Health Organization said that the Asia-Pacific region and The development of safe and effective vaccines is one thing. Producing them in adequate quantities and reaching everyone who needs them is another," the Regional Director of WHO Dr. Takeshi Kasai told reporters in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
WHO representatives also urged that high-risk groups should be prioritized for vaccination as vaccines will only be available in limited quantities. The WHO Western Pacific Region is home to almost 1.9 billion people across 37 countries and territories.
Globally, the virus has infected more than 74 million people and killed more than 1.6 million. More than 41.9 million people have recovered from the disease. WHO Regional Emergency Director Dr Babatunde Olowokure said that “The virus does not rest, and so, therefore, we need to continue with our responses ensuring that they are implemented consistently,”.