“Today it is my turn to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the University Hospital of Geneva. Vaccines save lives. It is very important to get them to all countries as soon as possible,” the head of the WHO wrote on his Twitter account.
He also called on residents of countries where vaccines are available to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Earlier, WHO, together with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the Coalition for Innovation in Epidemic Preparedness, which supports the creation of production capacity and conducts procurement, launched the international COVAX mechanism. Under the terms of the program, high-income countries pay for the purchase of vaccines, thereby subsidizing the so-called funded states.