Momentum builds for equitable procurement of COVID-19 vaccines as EU lays out strategy
EC launches EU-wide procurement strategy to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in Europe
The push to secure supplies of COVID-19 vaccines gathered more steam Wednesday with the European Commission launching an EU-wide procurement strategy to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in Europe.
The initiative is separate from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access global purchasing pool launched by a coalition of health organizations, national governments and private companies. The COVAX initiative is intended to procure vaccines for both wealthy and low-income countries, while the EU commitment aims to meet European demand before making vaccines available globally...