Minister announces inclusion in COVAX mechanism: Committed to having a safe anti-Covid vaccine

22/09/2020 16:12

The government approved the agreement at its last meeting, pledging itself financially to be part of the international mechanism for providing a safe antiCOVID vaccine.

Minister of Health Ogerta Manastirliu stated that the government has taken the decision to commit financially through the COVAX mechanism, to have a safe anti-covid-19 vaccine.

In a meeting with experts of the immunization committee at the Institute of Public Health, the minister added that Albania will have the right to choose the safest vaccine, financially engaging in an international mechanism , as well as over 80 other countries around the world, including European Union countries.

“Based on the recommendations, the Council of Ministers has approved at its last meeting, the signing of the engagement agreement with the Gavi alliance, to provide a safe vaccine against COVID19, through the COVAX mechanism, to which 80 countries adhere, including European Union countries “, said Manastirliu.

During the meeting the Minister of Health said that every step towards the selection of a safe vaccine will be taken very carefully.

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