South Korean developed syringes have been exported to Honduras for use in the country's COVID-19 vaccination program.
The Korean Embassy in the Central American country said Thursday that Honduras recently imported 500,000 low dead space syringes, which have been distributed to community health centers nationwide.
These syringes are designed to minimize wasted vaccine doses by reducing space between the needle and the plunger.
The embassy said talks are underway to export more syringes to other countries in the region.
Experts have warned that although vaccine supply is ramping up worldwide, syringes could become scarce.
UNICEF has warned that there could be a shortfall of up to 2.2 billion special syringes needed for COVID vaccinations in low and middle-income countries.
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