WHO by the end of 2021 WHO plans to distribute up to 2 billion doses of vaccine against COVID-19 worldwide. This will be done through the COVAX mechanism, which aims to equitably provide all countries with vaccine.
Melita Vujnovich, the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Russia, said that the world is now at a critical stage of a pandemic. This is especially felt in the Northern Hemisphere. She noted that this situation may continue for another couple of months.
The next few months will be very difficult and some countries are in dire straits. The incidence of new cases of COVID-19 continues to accelerate, while the number of new deaths has remained relatively stable recently.
Melita Vujnovich, WHO Representative in Russia
Therefore, WHO representatives reiterated their call on everyone to comply with safety measures to prevent coronavirus in order to prevent new deaths. The organization also noted that all countries must ensure the availability of vaccines and diagnostic and treatment tools.
Currently, WHO is “taking appropriate measures to prevent further deaths, protecting the capacity of health systems to provide care for both COVID-19 and other diseases.”
Vujnovich, when asked whether she would be vaccinated with the Russian vaccine, replied that she would definitely take any vaccine that would be recommended by WHO.