UNICEF will prepare more than 500 million syringes by the end of the year to prepare for Coronavirus vaccination

UNICEF will prepare more than 500 million syringes by the end of the year to prepare for Coronavirus vaccination

UNICEF will prepare more than 500 million syringes by the end of the year to prepare for Coronavirus vaccination

UNICEF stated on October 19 that in order to ensure timely and efficient vaccination after the advent of the new crown vaccine, it will store 520 million syringes in its warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark by the end of the year, and plans to purchase to 1 billion in 2021. Syringes to ensure the initial supply of the mass vaccination campaign and to ensure that the syringes are in place before the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed. 

UNICEF will also purchase 5 million safe disposal boxes at the end of the year. Each disposal box can store 100 syringes to ensure that syringes and needles can be safely handled after use and avoid cross-infection. UNICEF will ensure the delivery of the syringe and the disposal box.

UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Forr said that connecting these 520 million syringes can circle the earth one and a half times, and vaccinating the new crown on a global scale will be one of the largest immunization programs in human history. , Preparations for vaccination must be carried out as fast as vaccine development.

UNICEF is the world’s largest purchaser of vaccines, providing more than 2 billion vaccines and 600-800 million syringes to nearly half of the world’s children each year for routine immunization and epidemic response operations, covering nearly 100 countries. The agency expects that the new crown vaccination campaign will increase this number by three to four times.

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