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Colombia becomes first country in Americas to receive Covax vaccines

Evening Standard | 02/03/2021 08:41 AM | Click to read full article

Colombia has become the first country in the Americas and only the third in the world to receive coronavirus vaccines under the World Health Organization-backed Covax facility, which is designed to ensure low- and middle-income countries get access to the medicines.

The Covax initiative was set up to ensure poorer countries do not lose out to richer nations in the rush for vaccines.