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

By Proscovia Nakibuuka Mbonye
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27 February 2021

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.

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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.

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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.

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UNICEF Sudan/2021
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UNICEF is currently delivering syringes to countries around the world that have been allocated doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

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UNICEF Sudan/2021

Syringes are as vital as the vaccines. Adequate amounts of syringes will ensure smooth vaccination campaigns when the COVID-19 vaccines arrive.

UNICEF Sudan/2021