On 29 January, the EU-supported COVAX facility decided to allocate 24,570 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and up to 264,000 indicative doses of the AstraZeneca/SKBio vaccine to the Republic of Moldova. With €853 million, the EU is the biggest initial contributor to the COVAX facility.
“The European Union is supporting the Republic of Moldova in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ambassador Peter Michalko, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Moldova. “An equitable and fair access to vaccines is a key element in ending the pandemic. The European Union and its Member States, acting together as ‘Team Europe’ are proud to support COVAX in delivering vaccines to our partners.”
The European Union is working to support the launch of the vaccination campaign in Moldova in February, together with other international partners. The vaccines to be delivered via COVAX through this first assistance to the Republic of Moldova have been authorised in the EU by the European Medicines Agency. “We welcome the government’s approach to first offer vaccination to people at risk, such as medical workers treating COVID-19 patients,” said the press release published by the European Union Delegation to Moldova.
The European Union has mobilised a €128 million package to assist the Republic of Moldova in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis, delivering medical material and equipment, providing support to strengthen the health system and economic recovery as well as supporting vulnerable groups.
COVAX is a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
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