PNG vaccine hesitance reaches new low

VIETNAM has received 30,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Papua New Guinea because PNG’s vaccination hesitance may have wasted the Covid-19 antidote, VietnamNet reported.
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Papua New Guinea has delivered 30,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Vietnam through Covax

Staff Reporter

The vaccines were originally sourced from New Zealand's donations, but officials said they were yet to be used in Papua New Guinea due to local people's hesitation to get vaccinated.
 
Grabbing the chance, Vietnamese officials contacted John Ma'o Kali, who is high commissioner for Papua New Guinea to Australia and asked that the vaccines transfer from PNG to Vietnam.
 
New Zealand and multilateral institutions will seek and deliver the vaccines back to Papua New Guinea if it needs.
 
Besides Papua New Guinea in the south Pacific region, Australia is also supporting Vietnam in responding to the pandemic.
 
Along with its commitment to deliver 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Vietnam this year, Australia has also pledged to provide $A40 million to help Vietnam access vaccines over three years.
 
Of the total, $34 million will be channelled through multilateral mechanisms such as UNICEF to assist with distribution and technical advice and the remaining $6 million will be supported bilaterally.

 

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