The Covid-19 pandemic made 13 million people unable to get the vaccine

General Director of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attended the Covid-19 press conference on March 9. Photo: AFP.

WHO said measures to restrict movement to prevent the corona virus from spreading prevented 13 million people worldwide from being vaccinated against other diseases.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected vaccinations of more than 13 million people worldwide, according to the Guardian.

Fourteen immunization campaigns for more than 13 million people worldwide have been postponed because of the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

At a press conference on April 27, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said vaccination against polio, measles, cholera, human papillomavirus, yellow fever and meningitis in many places. The world has not been made.

“As the scope of vaccinations decreases, there will be more outbreaks, including life-threatening diseases such as measles and polio,” Ghebreyesus said. “The tragic consequence is that children will die.”

Ghebreyesus said a shortage of vaccines against these diseases was reported in 21 countries due to border restrictions to prevent Covid-19.

“The number of malaria cases in sub-Saharan Africa may double,” he added. “This is not happening. We are working with countries to support them.”

The WHO director also warned that the pandemic caused by the corona virus is far from over.

“The pandemic is far from over,” said Tedros. He also said that WHO is concerned about the increasing number of infections in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and some Asian countries. “The road ahead is long and we still have a lot of work to do,” he said.

By the end of April 27, the world had more than 3 million people infected with the corona virus, according to Reuters.