STOCKHOLM: Sweden plans to donate 1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to India through the UN-backed COVAX, an initiative devised to give nations entry to coronavirus vaccines regardless of their wealth.
The Scandinavian nation’s International Development Cooperation Minister Per Olsson Fridh introduced it Monday on Swedish broadcaster SVT, including (*1*)
“We need to do everything we can to face this pandemic and fight it across the world.”
The donation can have no influence on the rollout in Sweden which has determined to solely administer the AstraZeneca photographs to folks 65 and over.
The nation’s vaccine coordinator Richard Bergstrom mentioned there are sufficient spare vaccines that Swedes can provide away, including “This is just a million … we actually have another 4 or 5 million more of Astra Zeneca’s vaccine that we can share later.”