Zurich: COVID-19 Vaccine
Join the World’s Most Critical Mission
Zurich Ireland and the Z Zurich Foundation support UNICEF’s efforts to help deliver COVID-19 vaccines to 92 low- and lower-middle-income countries for the COVAX Facility. This is the only way to push back the virus worldwide and protect the most vulnerable from the consequences of the pandemic.
While rich industrial nations were able to secure millions of doses of vaccine at an early stage, poorer countries were left out. In the current year, nine out of ten people in developing countries are likely to go without. In parts of Africa, it will probably take another four years for enough doses of vaccine to be available to protect everyone.
Regardless of the financial position, every country needs to have access to vaccines to protect its population against the coronavirus. This is a matter of global equity and the moral claim on our society.
The longer the coronavirus crisis lasts, the more serious its impact on education, health, nutrition and the well-being of children worldwide. It will only be possible to find a way out of the pandemic if COVID-19 can be brought under control worldwide.