We are urging the public to sign our petition in support of fair and equal access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world.
The overall number of vaccines has risen dramatically around the world but the distribution has not been fair. In Scotland, over 12 million vaccine doses have been given, and according to the UN, more than 10 billion doses given out worldwide.
However only one per cent have been administered in low-income countries. 2.8 billion people around the world are still waiting to get their first dose.
We are calling on the Prime Minister to act at the upcoming G7 meeting to:
- Support low-income countries to ensure that vaccines can be rapidly manufactured in all regions of the world.
- Press companies who have benefited from public funding for their vaccines to share vaccine technology, know-how and intellectual property.
- Work with local health, community and faith leaders in remote areas so that vaccines can be rolled out to people living in the hardest-to-reach parts of the world.