UNICEF is asking Canadians to Give-a-Vax.
The #GiveAVax campaign invites Canadians to donate money to UNICEF’s effort to get life-saving vaccines to health workers and high-risk groups in lower-income countries.
UNICEF Canada CEO David Morley says donations “will help front-line workers and vulnerable communities in the developing world to access life-saving vaccines.”
The federal government will match donations dollar for dollar up to $10 million to UNICEF Canada to help distribute two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year.
In a recent poll, 85 per cent of Canadians agreed it’s important to ensure vaccines are distributed fairly.
Two-thirds of Canadians want Canada to take a leadership role in ensuring vaccine access for all.
As new and more infectious variants of the virus emerge UNICEF Canada says there is in a race against time to vaccinate as many people as possible.
It warns the pandemic will not end for anyone until it ends for everyone.
Canadians can donate to #GiveAVax by visiting unicef.ca or by texting “VACCINES” to 45678 to donate $10.