Global Vax to expand access
Global VAX, short for Initiative for Global Vaccines Access, will provide even more access to COVID-19 vaccines for people living in developing countries. USAID announced the new effort in December 2021 just as the Omicron variant was racking up new infections. Vaccinating the world is key to preventing future variants from spreading.
Global VAX is a new whole-of-government effort to accelerate global efforts to get COVID-19 shots into arms and enhance international coordination to identify and rapidly overcome access barriers to save lives now, with a priority on scaling up support to countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
The United States has already committed more than $1.3 billion for vaccine readiness.
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Click here for the Global VAX fact sheet.