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Countries can apply for pneumococcal vaccine support through the Gavi application procedure

It's an excellent example of how innovation and technology together can produce life-saving advances and make them available to people who need them around the world."  

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Gavi-eligible countries applying for Gavi funding support for the introduction of pneumococcal vaccine need to follow Gavi's standard application procedures.

In addition, in June 2010, the Gavi Board approved the grandfathering of the AMC such that all countries that were eligible for Gavi support at the time of signature of the AMC legal agreements – in June 2009 – are still able to access the Gavi pneumococcal vaccine price at the AMC terms and conditions.

Separate application guidelines will be available in early 2016 for countries that are in the transition process or no longer eligible for other forms of Gavi support, but can request access to the Gavi pneumococcal vaccine price. As of the start of 2016, these countries are:

  • Bhutan
  • Cuba
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Timor Leste
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam
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