"The COVAX Vaccine Distribution Program, which provides coronavirus vaccines to poor countries, faces serious challenges," the Director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom, stated.
According to him, vaccination of doctors and risk groups has not yet begun worldwide.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last week he called on countries with doses of COVID-19 vaccines to distribute 10 million doses of COVAX immediately.
He noted that the time for fair distribution of vaccines has not yet expired.
"There are nine days left until we reach the 100 days of this year, and the goal to start delivering the vaccine to healthcare professionals and risk groups in all countries has not yet been achieved. Seventy-eight countries have already received 35 million doses under COVAX, but serious challenges remain in terms of availability and equitable distribution of vaccines," he said.
According to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the distribution of an additional 10 million doses would be a measure to start vaccinating doctors and the elderly before April 10 in the 20 countries that are ready for vaccination but have not yet received the drug.