The Milbank Quarterly
A Multidisciplinary Journal of Population Health and Health Policy
Volume 99, Issue 2 Pages: 329-599 June 2021
International Collaboration to Ensure Equitable Access to Vaccines for COVID-19: The ACT-Accelerator and the COVAX Facility
MARK ECCLESTON-TURNER, HARRY UPTON
First Published: 02 March 2021
:: Equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine in all countries remains a key policy objective, but experience of previous pandemics suggests access will be limited in developing countries, despite the rapid development of three successful vaccine candidates.
:: The COVAX Facility seeks to address this important issue, but the prevalence of vaccine nationalism threatens to limit the ability of the facility to meet both its funding targets and its ambitious goals for vaccine procurement.
:: A failure to adequately address the underlying lack of infrastructure in developing countries threatens to further limit the success of the COVAX Facility.