UNICEF’s deputy head of global immunization, Benjamin Schreiber, said war and instability pose challenges in immunization in poor countries.
He said, “The most challenging area is conflict and violence where immunization programs are disrupted and community participation is discouraged in areas where misinformation is being disseminated.”
Violence is a major cause of trouble in many poor and developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, and vaccination programs have to be carried out among the population against Corona in these countries.
Schreiber said that UNICEF, which runs vaccination programs worldwide, is gearing up to help procure and distribute Corona vaccines. He said that half a billion syringes have been stocked and there is a target of providing 70,000 refrigerators, mostly solar powered.
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Four said in a statement that the agency aims to transport 850 tons of Corona vaccines a month next year.