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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 will be the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history.
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.
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.
UNICEF's role in ACT-A/COVAX
For suppliers and service providers
At this historic moment in time, UNICEF has all hands on deck to have 2 billion vaccine doses available for delivery by the end of 2021. We are working to ensure that all countries participating in the COVAX Facility have equitable access to these vaccines.
Follow the latest figures on the COVID-19 supplies UNICEF has shipped since the start of the pandemic outbreak
UNICEF is working with the generous support of partners to support children and families affected by COVID-19. Contributions at the global level allow UNICEF to respond rapidly and strategically to where the needs are greatest.
Find the latest COVID-19 vaccine guidance and tools for practitioners – from UNICEF experts across sectors, across the world.
Find the latest news and updates on UNICEF’s contributions to the COVAX Facility and how we're supporting the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation ever.
UNICEF in action
UNICEF is working to ensure that all countries participating in the Facility have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.