COVAX Information Centre
UNICEF and partners leading the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history
COVID-19 vaccines are a necessary part of getting through the pandemic, but it's important that everyone, everywhere will have fair and equitable access to them.
The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator is a global collaboration between governments, global health organisations, manufacturers, scientists, private sector, civil society and philanthropy 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 everyone, everywhere.
Vaccinating the world against the Coronavirus disease will be the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history. 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.