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COVAX, the largest and most complex global distribution of vaccines is under way, protecting the most vulnerable from COVID-19, wherever they are in the world. In order to end the acute phase of the pandemic and protect the world against the spread of new variants, the global roll-out must continue at unprecedented speed. The COVAX AMC has raised US$ 9.6 billion to date. This vital funding will enable COVAX to protect almost 30% of the population in 91 lower-income economies. But the COVAX delivery schedule has been hit hard by supply delays, and faces a supply shortfall of 190 million doses. To change the course of the pandemic, plug this short-term gap and help ensure equitable access to vaccines through COVAX: o Countries that have doses need to share them now – not later, when countries’ demand and ability to absorb doses will be met by hundreds of millions of doses that will be available through COVAX Facility deals. o Manufacturers need to prioritise COVAX. o Multilateral development banks must urgently release the funds to pay for health system preparedness to ensure countries can absorb the doses delivered. We call on the international community to reaffirm its support for the COVAX AMC and act urgently as One World Protected: Committed to Deliver.
Misinformation threatens the success of vaccination programs across the world. Unicef, First Draft, Yale Institute for Global Health, and PGP (The Public Good Projects) have partnered to create the Vaccine Misinformation Management Field Guide. This guide aims to help organizations to address the global infodemic through the development of strategic and well-coordinated national action plans to rapidly counter vaccine misinformation and build demand for vaccination that are informed by social listening.