Friday 19 February 2021 / 2:53 PM Preet Gill

Preet Kaur Gill comments on the reports that the Prime Minister will pledge to donate excess doses of Covid19 vaccines to the Covax facility

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, commenting on the reports that the Prime Minister will pledge to donate excess doses of Covid19 vaccines to the Covax facility, a UN initiative intended to ensure wider access to vaccines, at the G7, said:

 

“It is concerning that low income countries will only be able to vaccinate one in ten people against COVID-19 by the end of 2021.

 

“While giving away surplus vaccines will help, the quickest and most effective way of defeating the virus and putting the pandemic behind us as soon as possible is to share technologies and data to upscale manufacturing and increase the distribution of the vaccine.”