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WHO says almost 1 billion vaccine doses secured for low- and middle-income countries

FILE PHOTO: A woman receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech
FILE PHOTO: A woman receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, at Guy’s Hospital in London

(Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Friday nearly 1 billion doses of leading vaccine candidates had been secured as part of the COVAX programme to provide vaccines for low- and middle-income countries.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, told a Geneva news conference on Friday that 189 countries were participating in the programme.

(Writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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