WHO urges countries to share coronavirus vaccines

The World Health Organization is urging developed countries to cooperate for the equal global distribution of coronavirus vaccines after they finish inoculating their high-risk population.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concern, saying "Some countries are racing to vaccinate their entire populations while other countries have nothing."

WHO Senior Advisor to the Director-General Bruce Aylward told reporters on Monday, "The problem that we have, quite frankly, is we simply cannot get enough vaccine to be able to keep up."

The COVAX Facility, an international framework for the equitable distribution of vaccines, says it has delivered less than 10 percent of its target.

It says since sending its first shipment to the west African country of Ghana on February 24, it had delivered as of Monday more than 31 million doses to 57 participating economies.

It says the goal is to provide more than 330 million doses by the end of June.