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The Netherlands makes AstraZeneca available for donation to Tanzania and Namibia

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The Netherlands will donate the 745,000 doses of AstraZeneca that are still in stock to countries in need that have appealed to the Dutch government. AstraZeneca vaccines will also be made available from this stock for donation to Tanzania and Namibia. These are vaccines that are now well packaged and refrigerated in stock here in Oss. Other ordered vaccines that the Netherlands no longer needs are preferably sent directly from the manufacturer to Covax, where the necessary accessories, including the necessary accessories, are distributed fairly throughout the world. It was previously announced that the Netherlands is donating to Suriname, Cape Verde and Indonesia.

General practitioners who have taken all the second shots and still have vaccines left can report these to the RIVM vaccine broker. Where possible, they are used in the Netherlands for subsequent deliveries to contractors who are still vaccinating with AstraZeneca. Any leftover open vials or vaccines that have passed their expiration date must be legally destroyed according to the usual procedures described in the existing guideline. This is expected to be a limited amount.

Twenty million vaccines for Covax

For safety and quality reasons, Covax only wants to receive vaccines directly from the manufacturer. By the end of this year, the Dutch government expects to have donated twenty million vaccines to Covax. The Netherlands has currently donated half a million vaccines to Covax via Sweden. The Netherlands previously donated bilaterally to Suriname and Cape Verde and vaccines were promised to Indonesia. The donations help in the global fight against the coronavirus. Ireland has also taken over vaccines from the Netherlands to curb the Delta variant there.

Available stock

The stock that is still with general practitioners and that has already arrived cannot be used for donation because the transport of medicines must meet strict conditions, for example continuous stable cooling. The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate oversees this. This is necessary to monitor the efficacy of drugs. People in countries we donate to should not risk getting unnecessarily ill from vaccines or mistakenly believing they are protected from Covid-19. Manufacturers also want to know exactly where their vaccines are in order to keep track of any side effects.

The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and RIVM make it possible for vaccines to be shipped to countries on regular and controlled lines.

The Netherlands makes AstraZeneca available for donation to Tanzania and Namibia
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