The British Consul General, Philip Hall, welcomed today’s announcement by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, that a first indicative allocation of 240,000 doses of the Oxford / AstraZeneca and 37,440 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines has been made to the occupied Palestinian territories.
“Coronavirus is a terrible disease which does not respect borders. No one is safe until we are all safe,” said the Consul General in a statement.
“The United Kingdom has pledged ₤1.3 billion of UK aid to end the coronavirus pandemic as quickly as possible, and has provided protective and other equipment and training in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.”
He said that the United Kingdom has been working with all its international partners, including the World Health Organization, to deliver a strong global response to the pandemic.
“The UK has pledged ₤548m to the Advance Market Commitment of the COVAX Facility of Gavi to help provide 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2021,” said Consul General Hall.
“I am delighted that Gavi has now announced that a first indicative allocation of 240,000 doses of the Oxford / AstraZeneca and 37,440 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines has been made to the occupied Palestinian territories. The allocations are not yet final, but this is good news which allows everyone to start planning for receipt of the vaccine.”