Laos Vaccine Support

Australia has committed $15.3 million for COVID-19 vaccine access during 2020-23 in Laos.

Doses

  • 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered so far from Australia's supply
  • 905,580 COVID-19 vaccine doses procured through Australia’s UNICEF Partnership
  • Plus 384,000 paediatric vaccine doses procured through Australia’s UNICEF Partnership

Supporting National Vaccine Rollout
  • Training health workers
  • Implementation of sub-national plans
  • Health systems strengthening
  • Risk communications
  • Rollout monitoring

Providing Technical Expertise
  • Strengthening systems to ensure vaccine safety
  • Using evidence to build quality immunisation programs

 

Our Impact So Far (through Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative and bilateral funding)

We are funding UNICEF to support the Laos Ministry of Health to roll out a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination campaign to priority groups, by: 

  • developing and disseminating policies and guidelines;
  • increasing awareness of COVID-19 vaccine benefits and generating demand, acceptance and trust in COVID-19 vaccines; 
  • implementing subnational community engagement plans in hard-to-reach areas to ensure equitable access and high vaccination coverage; and
  • improving health and immunisation systems capacity to deliver and monitor the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Photo: COVAX doses arriving in Laos, 2021. Credit: UNICEF.

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COVAX Manufacturing Plant

COVAX AMC deliveres for the Indo-Pacific

The COVAX Advance Market Commitment is a global initiative which aims to support the safe and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to low and middle-income countries.