People in the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) will receive the first COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX this week.
People in Côte d’Ivoire are receiving their first COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX this week. To date the UK has committed £548 million to COVAX to ensure global access to vaccines, and has consistently called other donors to step up their support. The vaccines are the first of more than a billion doses going to developing countries this year through COVAX.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:
This follows the news last week of the unanimous agreement of UN Security Council Resolution 2565 for ceasefires in conflict zones to allow the delivery of vaccines to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. The UK called for this resolution as Chair of the UN Security Council last month. The resolution was co-sponsored by 112 countries, including all 15 members of the Security Council.
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