The World Health Organization held a press conference on the developments of the Corona pandemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the situation of the pandemic and response efforts in the Islamic Republic of Iran, today, Wednesday.
Jaafar Hussein Sayed, the representative of the World Health Organization in the Islamic Republic of Iran, said that Corona vaccines and the main source of vaccination in Iran have been increased from the Kovacs facility, and we are trying to secure more vaccines, and active cooperation with vaccine manufacturers and Iran is following up on local production, and there are two types of vaccines that have been completed. Adopt them, and if we can increase the flow of vaccines we will cover more than the target, vaccination centers are the latest arrangements, and we have skipped more than a million doses given.
The conference was attended by Dr. Ahmed Al-Manzari, Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Richard Brennan, Director of Health Emergencies, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and Dr. Jaafar Hussein Sayed, representative of the World Health Organization in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari said that there is a delay in the number of vaccines in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, although there are 5 billion and 500 million doses for the whole world, and we seek to reach 10% of the vaccination of the Eastern Mediterranean region by the end of the month, and 40% by the end of the year.
And the director of the World Health Organization had confirmed that rich countries that provide booster doses for the Corona virus are incorrect, while less than 5% of people in African countries are vaccinated.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, called on rich countries not to offer boosters for the Corona vaccine, and he had previously called for a two-month cessation of vaccine boosters and then suspended until the end of the year, explaining that less than 5% of Africans are fully vaccinated against Corona. While the global pace is 42%.
Some US Food and Drug Administration officials also called.FDAInstead, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference on Tuesday that wealthier countries should distribute additional doses to low-income countries facing vaccine shortages. , especially in Africa.
This is the third time that Tedros has spoken against the distribution of booster vaccines by rich countries, calling for stopping the distribution of the third dose until the end of September and then until the end of the year.
In Africa, only 3.7% of people are fully vaccinated against the virus because many poor countries on the continent do not have enough doses or the infrastructure necessary to build a massive operation, as many rich countries have done.