WHO criticizes rollout of Covid-19 vaccine in Europe

WHO criticizes rollout of Covid-19 vaccine in Europe WHO criticizes rollout of Covid-19 vaccine in Europe

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticized the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in Europe saying that its pace is "unacceptably slow".

According to details, WHO has raised its concerns over corona vaccine process in Europe and said that despite the fact that the situation in the region is alarming, vaccination campaigns have been hit by delays and the number of cases is rising with each passing day.

"Vaccines present our best way out of this pandemic... However, the rollout of these vaccines is unacceptably slow and is prolonging the pandemic in the wider Europe region”, WHO director for Europe Hans Kluge said in a statement.

"We must speed up the process by ramping up manufacturing, reducing barriers to administering vaccines, and using every single vial we have in stock, now," he added.

The European Union (EU) has also been criticized for the speed of its vaccination program as only 16% of its population has been administered with a jab, compared with 52% in the United Kingdom (UK).

Around 27 countries of the more than 50 included in World Health Organization (WHO) Europe region have imposed partial or full coronavirus lockdowns.

France is the latest country to announce new coronavirus restrictions measures, lasting four weeks. On the other hand, Spain and Germany are also witnessing a surge in cases from the last two weeks.

 

 

 

 

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