Arrival of COVID-19 vaccines to the Americas through COVAX

COVAX vaccine arrivals in the Americas

 

On March 1, 2021, the countries of the Americas began receiving vaccines through the COVAX Mechanism, an unprecedented global effort between CEPI, Gavi, Unicef, PAHO, and WHO to ensure equitable access to immunization throughout the world.  The PAHO Revolving Fund is the mechanism designated by COVAX to procure the vaccines on behalf of the countries in the region.

 

12 Mar 2021
PAHO is moving quickly to ensure delivery to more countries in coming weeks. Washington, D.C. March 12, 2021 (PAHO) – In the last few days, three more countries in the Americas have received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccines procured through COVAX, a global effort between the Coalition for the Promotion of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations…
12 Mar 2021
San Salvador, El Salvador, 11 March 2021 (PAHO/WHO) – El Salvador today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a joint global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance), the United Nations Children’s…
11 Mar 2021
Lima, 11 March 2021 – Peru today received 117,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a joint global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance), the United Nations Children’s fund (UNICEF), the Pan American Health…
11 Mar 2021
The first shipment contains 81,600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Guatemala, 11 March 2021 – Guatemala became the third country in the Region of the Americas (after Colombia and Peru) to receive the vaccine through the COVAX Facility. These 81,600 doses of AstraZeneca…
10 Mar 2021
Tegucigalpa, March 10, 2021 – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) reports that the PAHO Revolving Fund, the procurement agent in charge of purchasing vaccines for the countries of the Americas through the COVAX Facility, has confirmed the arrival of the first donated batch of 48,000 doses of the AstraZeneca…
1 Mar 2021
Washington, DC, March 1, 2021 (PAHO/WHO)- Colombia today became the first country in the Americas to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, marking an historic step toward the goal of ensuring equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the region and worldwide. The delivery is part of the "First Wave" initiative, a global pilot…