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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 153999, tabled on 14 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2022 to Question 148224, on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what quantities of (a) AstraZeneca and (b) mRNA vaccines the UK (i) has donated and (ii) plans to donate to other countries through (A) COVAX and (B) bilateral country donations.

Answered on

21 April 2022

As of 20 April 2022, the UK has delivered over 60.2 million COVID-19 vaccines (AstraZeneca and Janssen). 53.5 million of these have gone to COVAX for allocation and distribution in line with their fair allocation model, while 6.7 million have gone bilaterally.

We have offered 100 million doses for donation but global supply has increased considerably. Many low-income countries have limited capacity to deploy COVID vaccines and face other pressing health challenges to be tackled with limited health resources. We will continue to facilitate donations, including of mRNA vaccines, where there is demand and countries have the capacity to manage them.

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