Sunday 6 June 2021

Canada facing increasing calls to donate vaccine doses to COVAX

CBC News shows that the chair of an alliance that co-manages the COVAX vaccine-sharing program is urging wealthy nations like Canada to donate surplus doses to developing countries. "From COVAX’s perspective, we would like them as soon as possible," he said.

COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (abbreviated as COVAX) is a worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines directed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, or GAVI), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is one of the 3 important pillars of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, an initiative begun in April 2020 by the WHO, the European Commission, and the government of France as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVAX coordinates international resources to enable low-to-middle-income countries equitable access to COVID-19 tests, therapies, and vaccines.

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