Lebanon: arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines via COVAX facility
March 25, 2021
On Wednesday 24 March, 33,600 COVID19 vaccine doses landed in Lebanon through the COVAX Facility.
COVAX is a global facility representing partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) working on the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. It includes 190 countries with population of more than 7 billion people and ensures fair and equal access to COVID-19 vaccines supplied through UNICEF.
From the start, the EU and its Member States (Team Europe) contributed €2.2 billion to this mechanism to ensure WHO-approved vaccine doses in 92 low- and middle-income countries to make COVID-19 vaccines a global public good.