End COVID for All
While COVID-19 vaccines are helping Australia and other wealthy nations to chart a path out of the pandemic, these life-saving tools still aren’t accessible to a large percentage of the world’s population. If current trends continue, 19 low-income countries won’t reach 70 per cent vaccination until 2030. These low vaccination rates increase the likelihood of new variants appearing
Australia is on track to have an excess of 22 million COVID-19 vaccine doses at the end of 2021. As part of the End COVID for All coalition, we’re calling on the Australian government to redistribute these excess doses to low-income countries through the COVAX facility before their expiry. The pandemic isn’t over until it’s over for all of us.