New shipment of COVID-19 vaccines procured through the COVAX Facility arrives in Serbia
Belgrade, 21 January 2022 - Serbia has received a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines procured through the COVAX Facility. This delivery of 100,800 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines has arrived at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport this morning. This is important as evidence continues to show that high vaccination rates are a key factor in the fight against COVID-19.
The Government of the Republic of Serbia has financed the procurement of these vaccines, while UNICEF, as a delivery agent in the COVAX Facility, has ensured that, so far, 702,000 doses of vaccines have been procured, transported, and delivered to Serbia.
The COVAX Facility is co-led by GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).
The goal of the COVAX initiative is to provide nations with equitable and affordable access to safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19, regardless of their income level and UNICEF is supporting this process as a delivery agent.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org/serbia