The Foreign Ministry reported that the Government signed a compromise agreement with the organization World Alliance for Vaccines (GAVI).
Peru will access more than 13 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 through the Covax Facility mechanism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported today.
The Covax mechanism is co-led by the Global Alliance for Vaccines (GAVI), the Coalition for the Promotion of Innovations for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI) and by the World Health Organization (WHO).
It is an initiative that seeks to coordinate with vaccine manufacturers so that countries have equitable access to safe vaccines.
Likewise, it seeks to share the risks associated with the development of vaccines, investing in the manufacturing process, and aims to have 2 billion doses of vaccines by the end of 2021 and distribute them to at least 20% of the world population.
By participating, Peru seeks to benefit from a portfolio of candidate vaccines, which use a range of technology platforms whose research costs exceed its capabilities.
Peru is in the group of self-financed countries and opted for the committed purchase modality to immunize 20% of its population, for which it will benefit from more than 13 million doses.
The Foreign Ministry reported that the Government yesterday signed the commitment agreement with GAVI, on behalf of the Mechanism for Global Access to Vaccines against COVID-19 (Covax Facility Mechanism).