SYRIA / COVAX VACCINES

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22-Apr-2021 00:02:26
A consignment of 256,800 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine, from the Serum Institute of India, arrived in Syria through the COVAX facility. This first batch of the COVID-19 vaccines will be allocated to frontline health workers, including those in northeast Syria. UNICEF

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STORY: SYRIA / COVAX VACCINES
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DATELINE: 21 APRIL 2021, JDAYDET YABOUS SYRIA-LEBANON BORDER CROSSING, RURAL DAMASCUS, SYRIA

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1. Various shots, UNICEF and WHO Syria staff prepare to check one of the trucks carrying the first COVID-19 consignment of 203,000 doses of vaccines
2. Various shots, UNICEF and WHO Syria Logistics Officers ensure the clearance processes of the trucks
3. Various shots, UNICEF and WHO staff in Syria check a truck carrying the first COVAX shipment of COVID-19 vaccines as part of the clearance process ensuring everything is in order prior to delivering the shipment to the Syrian Ministry of Health in Damascus
4. Various shots, UNICEF and WHO staff in Syria inside one of the trucks
5. Various shots, UNICEF Logistics Officer checks vaccine boxes inside one of the trucks
6. Various shots, UNICEF and WHO staff in Syria inside one of the trucks
7. Various shots, UNICEF and WHO staff in Syria leaving one of the trucks
8. Various shots, UNICEF and WHO Logistics officers ensure that one of the trucks carrying the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines into Damascus is properly resealed
9. Various shots, trucks await the clearance process at Jdaydet Yabous Syria-Lebanon border crossing
10. Various shots, one of the trucks carrying Syria’s first COVAX facility COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Damascus crosses the Lebanese Syrian border into Syria following the clearance process
11. Various shots, one of the trucks as it moves toward MoH warehouse in

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A consignment of 256,800 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine, from the Serum Institute of India, arrived in Syria Wednesday (21 Apr) through the COVAX facility. This first batch of the COVID-19 vaccines will be allocated to frontline health workers, including those in northeast Syria.

UNICEF and WHO staff in Damascus staff checked the trucks, carrying COVID-19 vaccines, following their arrival in Jdaydet Yabous Syria-Lebanon border crossing.

Under the COVAX Facility, Syria is one of the 92 countries eligible for advance market distribution (AMC) of COVID-19 vaccines. In coordination with GAVI (The Global Vaccines Alliance), WHO and UNICEF are providing detailed technical assistance to the national health authority in Syria to launch the national vaccination campaign later this month.

The vaccines were delivered through two shipments: 203,000 doses arrived in Damascus while another 53,800 doses were delivered to the northwest, an area that continues to witness armed conflict and people’s displacement. More deliveries are planned for Syria in the coming weeks and months.

COVAX is the vaccine facility of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), a ground-breaking global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines.

COVAX is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (and the World Health Organization (WHO) – working in partnership with UNICEF as key implementing partner, as well as civil society organisations, vaccine manufacturers, the World Bank, and others.
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