Delegation of the European Union to Central African Republic

EU doubles contribution to COVAX to €1 billion to ensure safe and effective vaccines for low and middle-income countries

Brussels, 22/02/2021 - 13:01, UNIQUE ID: 210222_10
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The European Union has announced today an additional €500 million for the COVAX Facility, doubling its contribution to date for the global initiative that is leading efforts to secure fair and equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in low and middle-income countries. This new pledge brings us closer to achieving COVAX's target to deliver 1.3 billion doses for 92 low and middle income countries by the end of 2021. Team Europe is one of the lead contributors to COVAX with over €2.2 billion, including another €900 million pledged today by Germany.