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Covid Vaccines for the World

Published: Nov. 26, 2021


Fewer than 6% of people in Africa have been fully immunized against COVID-19. More than 5 million people worldwide have been killed by the virus.

I live in Honduras, where less than 5% of the population had received even one shot as of June 17, 2021. With the help of UNICEF, about half of the people in Honduras have now been vaccinated.

Global herd immunity continues to be slowed down by wealthier countries refusing to share vaccine supplies, as well as a lack of money in countries that want to purchase the vaccines.

COVAX, founded by UNICEF and its partners, is an international non-profit designed to help get the world to herd immunity, though it actually has a modest goal: to get 20% of the population of poor and medium countries vaccinated. This problem is too big for the governments of individual countries to handle.

The mission of COVAX is just to deliver vaccines to the countries’ departments of health; then the countries take over administering it.

Please help less privileged persons get immunized (if they want it), especially if you didn’t have to pay for your own shots.

Click here to support UNICEF’s global vaccine distribution.
Click here for more information about COVAX.

from Sister Alegría del Señor, in fellowship from Honduras with Multnomah Monthly Meeting (11/26/2021)

[This message (originally sent from July 2021) has been updated to reflect statistics from November 2021.]