To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to support covid-19 vaccine rollout in developing countries.
12 July 2021
The UK is committed to rapid, equitable access to safe and effective vaccines. We are supporting the COVAX Facility as the best mechanism to deliver this, and have committed £548 million to its Advance Market Commitment, making the UK one of its largest donors. Through match funding, this commitment encouraged other donors to commit $1 billion by the end of 2020. Our commitment will contribute to the supply of at least 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by early 2022 for up to 92 low and middle-income countries. The UK will also share 100 million doses, 80% of which will go to COVAX to accelerate support for countries in need.
The UK is working closely with international partners such as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and UNICEF to support COVAX's vaccine rollout. The UK's support and contribution to COVAX has helped it reach its milestone to supply vaccines to over 100 countries and economies.