Grateful for your Covid Shot and Would Like to Mark it?

(From The Guardian letters page, 10/03/2021)

The timely reminder (A ‘me first’ approach to vaccination won’t defeat Covid, 5 March) from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization, coincides with a growing public awareness that we are all in this pandemic together. UK citizens will not be safe – or able to travel freely – until all the world is protected. We who have received free vaccination – thanks to the NHS – may want to show our appreciation by contributing to the rollout in lower income countries.

To this end, members from all parties of the House of Lords have come together with GAVI (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) to enable UK residents to contribute to the Covax programme. Our #GetOneGiveOne campaign has raised £56,000 from individual donations in its first week.

This must surely be the most effective way in which we can respond to the WHO warning. 
Paul Tyler 
Liberal Democrat, House of Lords

Frustratingly, there was nothing specific on Gavi’s website about this when I looked, but here’s the address:  https://www.gavi.org/donate.  You may like to know that a GP friend has told me that each Pfizer shot costs about £15, and each Astra Zeneca about £3.  And Gavi allows you to GiftAid your donation.

David Kerr, March 2021

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