Countries need support to vaccinate their highest risk groups

  • The top priority is to protect highest risk people with primary series and boosters
  • Countries need support resolving unique bottlenecks, most commonly demand-sideand health workforce challenges
  • ACT-A requires additional funding to address these challenges

Vaccinate highest-risk people

For greatest impact and equity it is crucial to prioritize vaccinating highest risk groups (healthcare workers and the elderly), as well as pregnant and immunocompromised groups.

Vaccinate people in low and low-middle income countries

Low- and low-middle income countries are 56% vaccinated. Upper-middle and high income countries are 77% vaccinated.

First, we need to support countries’ efforts to increase demand and improve their health workforces

STEP 1

Identify key bottlenecks

68% of countries reported either of these as key bottlenecks:

Demand-side challenges

Health workforce challenges

STEP 2

Improve country readiness

Doses can be delivered only after countries report being ready to accept them. 5 billion doses are currently secured and waiting to be shipped.

STEP 3

Accelerate vaccination rates

Continue to support low and lower middle income countries to increase the number of people they vaccinate in order to reach their own national targets.