The World Health Organization declined to disclose the number of people who have been vaccinated with COVID-19.
According to the agency, the information was confidential.
The agency stated that it opposed vaccine mandates in April.
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According to the Associated Press, the World Health Organization won't reveal how many of its employees are vaccinated against COVID-19.
"We won’t have it because it’s confidential," Dr. Margaret Harris, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization, told the AP.
WHO has advocated for increased vaccine access around the world and encouraged people to get vaccinated as soon possible. COVAX is the program that helps countries most in need of vaccines.
The agency also tracks data published by countries about vaccination rates and reports. However, while WHO leadership such as Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has stated that they have been vaccinated in the past, it is not possible for them to provide more information due to medical privacy laws.
The agency revealed that 65 employees had tested positive for COVID-19 in November 2020.
Joe Biden, the President, announced earlier this month a plan to stop the spread of COVID-19 among the US. He made mandatory vaccination for all federal employees, contractors and staff of federal agencies. This includes federal employees, contractors, and staff of all healthcare facilities that receive federal funds from Medicare or Medicaid.
Private companies that employ more than 100 people must also require their workers to get tested or vaccinated every week.
WHO stated in April that it did not support COVID-19 mandates.
WHO is not the only organization that doesn't release data on internal vaccinations. A spokesperson for the United Nations told the AP that the agency couldn't provide information about the number of employees who have been vaccinated.
We don't share this information. This information is disclosed to the medical service. Alessandra Vellucci, UN spokesperson, told the AP that we will not be able give you these numbers.
WHO did not respond when Insider asked for comment.