Corona vaccine supply exceeds demand, and access to a vaccine remains unfair

Corona vaccine supply exceeds demand, and access to a vaccine remains unfair

“Since the middle of last year, more vaccine is being produced worldwide than is needed, and the difference is widening. Next year it could go up from 1.3 billion to 3.1 billion doses,” said Thomas Queenie, director of the International Federation for Drug Research. It takes into account that the demand for lampreys will fall to 6 billion.


More than 13 billion doses of the vaccine against the Corona virus have been produced so far, and 11 billion doses have been administered according to the IFPMA Standardized Pharmaceutical Industry. Experts expect an additional 9 billion doses to be taken this year, 4 billion of which will be by Pfizer-BionTech alone.

According to Queenie, the European Union and the Group of Seven already have a lot. The “overdose” at the end of last month was enough for 497 million injections. The validity period is limited.

Improve access

Vaccination coverage between rich and poor countries is high. Billions of people have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19, especially in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that unfair access to vaccines increases the risk of new, possibly more infectious or dangerous viral variants emerging. The World Health Organization wants 70 percent of the population in every country to be vaccinated by summer.

The Global Organization for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) is holding a conference to improve accessibility on Friday

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