COVAX, vaccine donations and the politics of global vaccine inequity

Globalization and Health
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COVAX, vaccine donations and the politics of global vaccine inequity
Authors: Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée and Katerini Tagmatarchi Storeng
Citation: Globalization and Health 2022 18:26
Content type: Research
Published on: 5 March 2022
In 2021, donor countries, the pharmaceutical industry, and the COVAX initiative promoted vaccine donation or “dose-sharing” as a main solution to the inequitable global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. COVAX positioned itself as a global vaccine-sharing hub that promised to share doses “equitably, effectively and transparently,” according to rational criteria overseen by independent scientists. This article provides a critical analysis of the principles and practice of “dose-sharing,” showing how it reveals the politics at play within COVAX.