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Covax and Global Access to Covid-19 Vaccines   [open pdf - 334KB]

From the Summary: "The development of Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccines offers a potential pathway towards global recovery. However, the purchasing and administration of vaccines has been dominated by richer economies. [...] The Covax initiative [hyperlink] was established in April 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. It aims to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines, and to accelerate their production. [...] This briefing sets out how the Covax scheme works, the challenges faced in administrating vaccine campaigns in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and the contributions of the UK and other high and upper-middle income economies to Covax and the distribution of vaccines."

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No. 9240
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2021-07-09
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House of Commons Library. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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UK Parliament: https://www.parliament.uk/
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