Papua New Guinea Vaccine Support
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Total funding

$144.7 million

Australia has committed $144.7 million for COVID-19 vaccine access during 2020-23 in PNG.

Final expenditure to be determined. There may be variance between the original country-level allocation and final expenditure, subject to vaccine demand and other factors.

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COVID-19 Vaccines delivered

335,270 doses

Vaccines from Australia’s own supply

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Technical Expertise

Strengthening systems to ensure vaccine safety

Using evidence to build quality immunisation programs

delivering vaccication

National Vaccine Rollout

Training and mobilisation of additional health workers

Vaccine transportation to remote areas

Health information systems to support vaccine roll-out

Communications campaigns to raise awareness and promote vaccination

Our impact so far

  • Supported the ‘Sleeves up’ communications campaign to fight vaccine hesitancy, manage misinformation and reach vulnerable groups.
  • Targeted support helped PNG’s Treaty villages to reach a vaccination rate over 24% and in Western Province a rate of more than 4%, compared to the national average pf 1.9% for the same period (as at 20 October).
  • Funding for a private vaccine clinic in Port Moresby, which has administered 31,000 (13% of total) vaccines in PNG as of 30 September 2021.
  • Provided direct funding to 21 provincial health authorities and the Bougainville Department of Health, to support the operational expenditure for the vaccine rollout including distribution, training and equipment.


Pacific Region Vaccine Access