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COVAX needs $35 billion-$45 billion next year to vaccinate adults – WHO – Metro US

COVAX needs $35 billion-$45 billion next year to vaccinate adults – WHO

Kenyan tour guides and travel operators queue to receive the
Kenyan tour guides and travel operators queue to receive the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine under the COVAX scheme in Nairobi

(Corrects figure to $35 bln-$45 bln from $35-40 bln)

GENEVA (Reuters) – The global COVAX programme needs $35 billion to $45 billion to vaccinate adults next year against COVID-19, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday.

(This story corrects figure to $35 bln-$45 bln from $35-40 bln)

(Reporting by Emma Farge and Stephanie Nebehay, Editing by Michael Shields and Matthias Blamont)

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