W.H.O. Says Vaccinating 20% of Latin America and Caribbean to Cost More than US$2 Billion

Self-financing countries in the Americas participating in COVAX will have the option to purchase the vaccines through PAHO’s Revolving Fund, which will speed up their access, he said in a remote briefing from Washington.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vaccinating 20% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean against COVID-19 will cost more than US$2 (R$10.5) billion but low income countries will be helped by the COVAX Facility led by the World Health Organization, its regional branch said on Wednesday, November 18th.

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), COVAX aims to deploy at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021.

“This is a remarkable figure. But we also know that it won’t be sufficient to vaccinate everyone, at least not . . .

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