With the supply of vaccines constrained globally, Australia has committed to share Australian-manufactured doses.
This commitment is providing certainty of supply to our regional neighbours to help bring the pandemic to an end.
In addition to sharing Australian doses, Australia is partnering with UNICEF to procure and deliver additional COVID-19 vaccine doses for partner countries later this year. UNICEF’s role as the vaccine procurement agent for the United Nations and the COVAX Facility made them the ideal partner for this initiative.
This includes training of healthcare workers; communications campaigns to combat vaccine hesitancy; and the purchase of cold storage equipment such as fridges.
Banner Photo: A frontline worker receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Dili, Timor-Leste. Credit: Marie Stopes Timor-Leste.