Sweden Plans to Donate 1 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines to India | India News
STOCKHOLM: Sweden plan to donate 1 million dose from AstraZeneca vaccines to India through UN backing COVAX, an initiative devised to give countries access to coronavirus vaccines regardless of their wealth.
The Scandinavian country’s Minister for International Development Cooperation, Per Olsson Fridh, announced it on Monday on the Swedish station SVT, adding that “we see how the pandemic is spreading around the world. People are dying, poverty is spreading and children have not yet returned to school ”.
“We need to do everything we can to confront this pandemic and fight it around the world.”
The donation will have no impact on the launch in Sweden, which has decided to administer AstraZeneca injections only to people 65 and over.
The country’s vaccine coordinator Richard Bergstrom said there are enough replacement vaccines that Swedes can give away, adding: “This is just a million … we actually have another 4 to 5 million more of the Astra Zeneca vaccine. that we can share later. ”