‘We need more’: WHO chief says COVID-19 vaccine needs outstrip G7 promises

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U.K.’s Johnson calls on G7 to donate 1B COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects the Group of Seven to agree to donate one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries during its summit starting on Friday, and help … Read More

U.S. to donate 500M COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine doses to the world, sources say

The Biden administration plans to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries over the next two years, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on … Read More

U.S. unveils COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan, Canada is a priority

The United States on Thursday unveiled plans to share 25 million of its COVID-19 vaccines across the borders, with nearly six million doses targeted towards “regional priorities and partner recipients,” … Read More

Vietnam seeks to contribute to COVAX through domestic COVID-19 vaccine production

Vietnam is seeking to buy COVID-19 vaccine production technology and wants to build a plant to supply the COVAX programme, its health ministry said on Tuesday, as the country tries … Read More

‘Arsenal of democracy:’ U.S. debates best way to share spare COVID-19 vaccines

In April, the Biden administration announced plans to share millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses with the world by the end of June. Five weeks later, nations around the globe are … Read More

‘Unfair and unjust’: experts explain why some countries still don’t have COVID-19 jabs

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. … Read More

‘Unfair and unjust’: why some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine shortages to hit world’s poorest countries as COVAX halts deliveries

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their COVID-19 vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through … Read More

COVAX donates first AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Nicaragua

Nicaragua received a first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, health authorities said on Tuesday, touting the inoculations donated through the World Health Organization’s global vaccine-sharing COVAX program. Officials with … Read More

Poorer countries unable to wait for UN’s COVAX program seek other coronavirus vaccines

With coronavirus cases still climbing, Honduras got tired of waiting to get vaccines through a United Nations program, so the small Central American country struck out on its own, securing … Read More

COVAX vaccine fund ‘always’ intended to help vaccinate Canadians, feds say

The government says its contribution to the COVAX vaccine program has “always been intended” to secure additional coronavirus vaccine access for Canada, on top of supporting vaccination rollouts in lower-income … Read More

China to donate 10M coronavirus vaccine doses to developing nations

China on Wednesday announced a plan to provide 10 million coronavirus vaccine doses to developing nations through the global COVAX initiative as part of its ambitious diplomatic and business efforts … Read More

Will Canadians get to choose which COVID-19 vaccine they get?

Two vaccines are already approved, two are under review, and two more are in the pipeline, making it possible that Canadians could eventually have access to at least six different … Read More

In the fight against COVID-19, wealth plays a significant role

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world paused. Lives came to a standstill, if they weren’t lost altogether, while economies crashed. People were told to protect themselves as … Read More

Your guide to COVAX, the WHO’s coronavirus global vaccine plan

As world leaders race to sign contracts with pharmaceutical companies to pre-order potential novel coronavirus vaccines, experts warn that this may leave lower-income countries without enough doses to inoculate their … Read More

COMMENTARY: How Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy could impact the world

When the throne speech was delivered on Sept. 23, Canada had already committed over $1 billion in advance purchase agreements with five drug companies for a minimum of 154 million … Read More

172 countries working with WHO on shared coronavirus vaccine plan

Some 172 countries are engaging with the COVAX facility designed to ensure equitable access to coronavirus vaccines, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but more funding is needed and … Read More

‘Vaccine nationalism’ will make the coronavirus pandemic worse, WHO says

Nations that hoard possible COVID-19 vaccines while excluding others will deepen the pandemic, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday, issuing a last-ditch call for countries … Read More