Sweden earmarks US$242 million in 2022 ODA for COVID-19 vaccines

The Swedish government allocated SEK 2.1 billion (US$242 million) in its official development assistance (ODA) budget for 2022 to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines in low-income countries.

Because inequitable global vaccine access continues to afflict low-income countries, the funds are primarily intended to support the procurement of vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative. Sweden's Minister for International Development Cooperation, Per Olssen Fridh, said the funds will promote vaccine access for all and decrease the development of new and harmful mutations of COVID-19.

Press release – Government Offices of Sweden (in Swedish)