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PNG embarks on urgent mission after receiving 132,000 vaccine doses through COVAX – Sydney Morning Herald

Small teams will be sent to villages while stadiums could be used for mass vaccinations as the country attempts to stamp down its raging COVID-19 epidemic.

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PNG will receive almost 600,000 doses through the COVAX facility, and this weeks delivery follows 8000 doses delivered by Australia last month so PNG could begin vaccinating frontline health workers. China has also offered the country 200,000 doses of its Sinopharm vaccine.
Vaccine hesitancy is an issue in PNG, Dr Kamenga said, and much of UNICEFs work is focused on providing clear advice on COVID vaccines, addressing misinformation and promoting demand for the vaccines.
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