Vaccine equity is the challenge of our time

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Vaccine equity is the challenge of our time” – below is their description.

“To vaccinate at least 10% of the population in every country by September, we need an additional 250 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, and we need 100 million of those doses in June and July. Sharing vaccines now is essential for ending the acute phase of the pandemic”- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Watch the entire press conference of 7 June 2021 here:

https://youtu.be/GT0GPPuRzYU

World Health Organization (WHO) YouTube Channel

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