Developing Countries: Coronavirus

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 15th September 2021.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the G7 pledge to donate 870 million covid-19 vaccine doses to low income countries, how many doses have been donated to date; by which country have those doses been donated; how many doses he estimates to be donated by the end of 2021; and by which countries those forthcoming donations will be made.

Photo of Wendy Morton Wendy Morton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

At the UK hosted G7 Summit in June 2021, member states committed to donate 870 million COVID-19 vaccines. This breaks down as: US (580 million), EU (42 million), Germany (30 million), France (60 million), Italy (15 million), Canada (13 million) and Japan (30 million). The Prime Minister committed the UK to donating 100 million vaccines by June 2022, of which 30 million will be donated by the end of 2021. This is in addition to significant financial support for the Access to Covid-19 Tools-Accelerator, of which the UK is among the leading donors, having committed up to £813 million to its various partners.

The vaccine donation picture is constantly evolving. Countries continue to announce new donations, with doses being released at different rates depending on the local context in each member state. To date G7 members have donated 121.7m vaccines to COVAX, with additional doses donated on a direct bilateral basis to recipient countries.

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