Sudan receives syringes for the COVID-19 vaccines
“In this global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, syringes are as vital as the vaccine itself,” UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore
Sudan has received 4.5 metric Tons of syringes and safety boxes to support its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The delivery was supported by UNICEF and the COVAX Facility, a coalition with World Health Organisation, GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance and CEPI, that ensures equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to countries regardless of their income.
The 0.5 ml syringes are auto-disable meaning they cannot be used again after a single dose of vaccine has been administered. This will reduce the risk of infection from blood-borne diseases as a result of syringe re-use.
Globally, UNICEF be supplying up to 1 billion syringes and 10 million safety boxes to countries in 2021 to ensure they are ready for COVID-19 vaccinations. The safety boxes will be used to dispose of syringes and needles and help prevent the spread of infection through safe storage.
UNICEF is currently delivering syringes to countries around the world that have been allocated doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Syringes are as vital as the vaccines. Adequate amounts of syringes will ensure smooth vaccination campaigns when the COVID-19 vaccines arrive.