The COVAX AMC pools purchasing power and risk to help fast-track manufacturing and make sure developing countries have the funds to buy COVID-19 vaccines. Australia is one of many countries to donate money to the fund which is supporting 92 countries.
Australia committed $80 million to the COVAX AMC. Australia’s commitment is further demonstrated by our advocacy at global and regional forums, including as Vice-Chair of the Gavi Board, in which Australia has called for the most inclusive eligibility criteria for COVAX.
Through Australia’s advocacy, many countries in the Indo-Pacific region will have access to a diverse range of COVID-19 vaccines.
Photo caption: COVAX Manufacturing Facility, Serum Institute of India, February 2021.
Photo credit: UNICEF