UK urged to share COVID-19 vaccines with poorer nations

UK urged to share COVID-19 vaccines with poorer nations

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 28/03/2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. [image: BBC]

A group of charities is urging the UK Prime Minister to "swiftly clarify" how many Covid vaccine doses the UK is prepared to donate to poorer countries.

Save the Children and the Wellcome Trust are among those calling on Boris Johnson to begin donating vaccines through Covax which the scheme that aims to provide vaccines for low and middle-income countries like Fiji.

The UK, which has ordered 400 million vaccine doses and will have many leftovers, has said it will donate most of its surplus vaccine supply to poorer countries.

[Source: BBC]

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