Sweden contributes additional US$12 million to promote access to COVID-19 vaccines in low-, middle-income countries

The Swedish government has decided to double its support for the global initiative COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) by providing an additional SEK 100 million (US$12 million) grant to make vaccines against COVID-19 available in low- and middle-income countries.

The COVAX initiative is aimed at equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines and is led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization, among others. In early February, COVAX announced that vaccine doses will be delivered to 145 countries in the first half of 2021.

Sweden is a member of COVAX through the EU and the new grant is intended to benefit 92 low- and lower-middle-income countries.

Press release – Government Offices of Sweden (in Swedish)