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UNICEF and partners are leading the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history.
COVID-19 is a global problem – and COVAX is a global solution.
Vaccinating the world against this disease is the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history. UNICEF and partners, with generous support from our donors, are working around the clock to ensure that no country is left behind.
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The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator is a global collaboration to speed up the development, production and equal access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines. COVAX (the vaccines pillar of the ACT-Accelerator) aims to accelerate the development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines, and to make sure that they reach the poorest countries in the world. UNICEF is working to support countries to prepare their immunization programmes for this historic rollout.
Through the COVAX Facility – together with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO and CEPI – UNICEF is leveraging its unique experience as the largest single vaccine buyer in the world by working with manufacturers and partners on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine doses, as well as freight, logistics and storage. We are also bringing the full weight of our strength in community engagement and our expansive social mobilization network to build demand and acceptance for vaccines.
UNICEF is also working with its partners to remove obstacles and accelerate vaccine deployment. That means increased coverage levels and protecting those at high risk.
Learn more about COVAX and COVID-19 vaccines
The COVAX Facility’s role is to continually watch the development of COVID-19 vaccines to identify the most suitable vaccine candidates.
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UNICEF is leading efforts to procure and supply COVID-19 vaccines on behalf of the COVAX Facility. UNICEF’s donors and partners are providing vital support in helping supply COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines, treatments and therapeutics to those who need it most.
To help meet urgent funding needs, UNICEF has launched ACT-A Humanitarian Action for Children appeal.
For suppliers and service providers
At this historic moment in time, UNICEF has all hands on deck working to ensure that all countries participating in the COVAX Facility have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
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UNICEF is working to ensure that all countries participating in the Facility have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.