Why Is Vaccine Sharing So Important?Updated: July 14th, 2021
Global Citizen spoke with Eloise Todd, one of the co-founders of the Pandemic Action Network, about the importance of sharing vaccine doses to overcome COVID-19 once and for all. Todd stressed the need to combat vaccine stockpiling to build a fairer world in the long term.
She shared how the number of vaccines isn’t necessarily the problem we have, it’s that they’re all concentrated in the hands of rich countries. The UK has confirmed nearly half a billion doses, and even if everyone were all double-dose vaccines, that’d be at least three or four times its population. Eloise says that overall we have 1.3 billion excess doses around the world in relatively few rich countries, and we have to make sure that there is a system set up that doesn’t just prioritise rich countries, but instead an equitable response.
Watch her video to learn more.