COVAX AMC

Ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income economies

Gavi COVAX AMC Investment Opportunity

 

What is the Gavi COVAX AMC?

At the Global Vaccine Summit on June 4, Gavi launched the COVID-19 Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC) as the first building block of the COVAX Facility. The Gavi COVAX AMC is the innovative financing instrument that will support the participation of 92 low- and middle-income economies in the COVAX Facility – enabling access to donor-funded doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. The AMC, combined with additional support for country readiness and delivery, will make sure the most vulnerable in all countries can be protected in the short term, regardless of income level.

Latest AMC news

21 July 2021

From town criers to local monarchs: encouraging COVID-19 vaccination in Southern Nigeria

Volunteers, including King Dakolo of the Epetiama kingdom, are sensitising and convincing people to accept the COVID-19 vaccine in Bayelsa State, Southern Nigeria.

21 July 2021

Nurses on the COVID-19 frontlines in Sierra Leone

#VaccinesWork spoke to nurse Fatmata Kamara* about how the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Sierra Leone is progressing.

20 July 2021

The COVAX No Fault Compensation Programme: Explained

Indemnity and liability was one of the thorniest problems COVAX had to solve to successfully roll out COVID-19 vaccines in lower-income countries. The solution is a world first, which could offer a model for future pandemics.

5 July 2021

Kenyans use their polio fighting network to tackle COVID-19

A rich network of community volunteers in Nairobi are putting skills they developed during anti-polio activities to work tackling COVID-19, and mobilising slum dwellers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

23 June 2021

What does COVAX’s latest supply forecast tell us?

The forecast is encouraging given the supply disruptions COVAX and countries with bilateral deals are currently experiencing, and the general challenges manufacturers are experiencing as they ramp up supply at historic speed and scale.

21 June 2021

Giving 110%: Eswatini’s early rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

Eswatini received its first batch of 32 000 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines in late March. 12 000 came through the COVAX facility and 20,000 through a donation from the Indian Government.

18 June 2021

Five Good Reasons to Go Give One

Wondering what you can do to help end the acute phase of the pandemic? Go Give One – is giving everyone everywhere a chance to play their part.

18 June 2021

Why we support COVAX: Mastercard

Mastercard, a long-standing partner of Gavi, recently committed US$ 28 million to the Gavi COVAX AMC, to ensure vaccines are accessible to those that needed them the most, no matter where they live. Vaccines Work spoke to Michael Froman to learn…

2 June 2021

World leaders and private sector commit to protecting the vulnerable with COVID-19 vaccines

In the COVAX Advance Market Commitment Summit, hosted by Japan, countries and industry came together to pledge support to the mission of making vaccines available equitably worldwide.

2 June 2021

World leaders unite to commit to global equitable access for COVID-19 vaccines

The Gavi COVAX AMC Summit “One World Protected” virtual event, hosted today by the Government of Japan and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, raised US$ 2.4 billion from nearly 40 donor governments, the private sector and foundations, exceeding the…

18 May 2021

Why we support COVAX: UBS and UBS Optimus Foundation

The UBS Optimus Foundation has launched a campaign to help secure funding for the COVAX Advance Market Commitment. Vaccines Work spoke to Tom Hall, the UBS Head of Philanthropy Services to find out why.

17 May 2021

The World Isn’t Getting Vaccinated Fast Enough. Here Are 4 Ways to Fix That

In an unprecedented show of global solidarity, the world came together to back COVAX, a unique global solution aimed at making equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines possible.

14 May 2021

Gavi’s Seth Berkley named one of the world’s greatest leaders by Fortune

Dr Berkley is recognised alongside other world-changing vaccine champions in this year’s list for their part in the fight against COVID-19.

3 May 2021

Gavi signs agreement with Moderna to secure doses on behalf of COVAX Facility

The signed advance purchase agreement (APA) is for up to 500 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna. Supply via the agreement will take place from the second half of 2021 through 2022, with options in place to address the…

23 April 2021

France makes important vaccine dose donation to COVAX

Today, to mark the first year of the creation of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, President Emmanuel Macron announced that France has begun sharing vaccine doses with COVAX, starting with a first batch of 105,600 doses – with 500,…

23 April 2021

COVAX rolls out in Angola

Over half a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Angola in March, delivered through the COVAX initiative. VaccinesWork talked to some of the first beneficiaries.

22 April 2021

Tales from the COVID frontline: An Angolan filmmaker takes on COVID-19

Óscar Gil Pereira is one of Angola’s most celebrated filmmakers. Last year he became one of the 24,000 people in Angola to contract COVID-19. After beating the disease, he is now vaccinated and committed to celebrating the health worker heroes…

20 April 2021

Resourceful Optimism: Fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan

The pandemic has strained most countries’ health systems. Afghanistan has faced more hurdles than most.

20 April 2021

COVAX: A new standard for global innovation and partnership

COVAX has a critical role to play in ending the acute phase of the pandemic. The initiative could also be a model for how we address some of the most urgent development challenges of our time, from climate change to poverty reduction.

19 April 2021

“A ray of sunshine”: COVAX vaccines reinvigorate health workers in Eswatini

The delivery of vaccines has gone a long way to alleviating the fears and pressure on healthcare workers in Eswatini.

19 April 2021

How long does immunity last after COVID-19 vaccination?

Millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are being delivered across the world, but what do we know about how long will immunity last?

15 April 2021

Global leaders rally to accelerate access to COVID-19 vaccines for lower-income countries

The “One World Protected” Event, hosted today by the United States and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, launched a campaign to raise US$ 2 billion for the global fight against COVID-19.

14 April 2021

“I can only run away from death for so long”: Vaccinating Elders in Eswatini

The delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to Eswatini through COVAX means the elderly now have the chance to protect themselves against the disease. VaccinesWork visits a vaccination session in Lobamba.

8 April 2021

COVAX reaches over 100 economies, 42 days after first international delivery

The COVAX Facility has now delivered life-saving vaccines to over 100 economies since making its first international delivery to Ghana on February 24th.

29 March 2021

United States to host launch event for Gavi COVAX AMC 2021 investment opportunity

The virtual event will bring together world leaders, the private sector, civil society, and key technical partners to galvanize resources and commitment to the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC).

1 March 2021

The first COVAX vaccinations begin

COVID-19 vaccination campaigns using COVAX-funded doses commenced today in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, the first global rollout.

26 February 2021

Country readiness for COVID-19 vaccines

This article is part of a series of explainers on vaccine development and distribution. Learn more about vaccines – from how they work and how they’re made to ensuring safety and equitable access – in WHO’s Vaccines Explained series.

18 February 2021

The largest global rollout of vaccines in history just got one step closer

The World Health Organization has given the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine an Emergency Use Listing, passing an important milestone before the first delivery of COVAX vaccines worldwide.

15 February 2021

The Gavi COVAX AMC Explained

Gavi’s CEO explains how the COVAX Advance Market Commitment mechanism will make COVID-19 vaccines available to lower-income countries.

9 February 2021

Protecting Lower-Income Countries with COVID-19 Vaccines Requires Global Solidarity

The medical and moral imperative for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines is why COVAX was created. Co-led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (…

13 November 2020

COVAX Facility convenes first meeting of COVAX AMC engagement group

The COVAX AMC Engagement Group, composed of Gavi COVAX AMC participants, donors, and other stakeholders, forms a key component of Facility governance.

13 November 2020

Over US$ 2 billion raised to support equitable access to COVID vaccines with additional US$ 5 billion needed in 2021

The European Commission, France, Spain, The Republic of Korea and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledge US$ 360 million to Gavi’s COVID-19 Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC)

6 November 2020

Gavi COVAX AMC: a shot in the arm for international cooperation

Never has the development of vaccines been so widely anticipated as for COVID-19, and arguably never has so much been at stake. Because without COVID-19 vaccines, we cannot bring this crisis to a swift end.

8 October 2020

Japan pledges US$ 130 million to support global access to COVID-19 vaccines

Japanese Government pledges US$ 130 million in funding to the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), bringing the total raised to roughly US$ 1.8 billion.

6 October 2020

Countries pledge nearly US$ 1 billion to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

The United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy and Sweden pledge approximately US$ 960 million to Gavi’s COVID-19 Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC)

1 October 2020

Gavi to provide US$ 150 million to support low- and middle-income countries’ readiness to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

The Gavi Board has approved the provision of US$ 150 million in initial funding to jumpstart support COVAX AMC-eligible countries’ readiness to deliver COVID-19 vaccines, in the form of planning, technical assistance and cold chain equipment

29 September 2020

New collaboration makes further 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine available to low- and middle-income countries

Collaboration among the Serum Institute of India (SII), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will accelerate manufacturing and delivery of up to an additional 100 million doses of future vaccines, if proven to be…

28 August 2020

Australia commits AU$ 80 million to guarantee access to COVID-19 vaccines for all

The funding will support the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), which aims to secure doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income countries and economies at the same time as wealthier nations

7 August 2020

Up to 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to be made available for low- and middle-income countries as early as 2021

New landmark collaboration between the Serum Institute of India (SII), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate manufacturing and delivery of up to 100 million doses of future safe and effective COVID-…

31 July 2020

92 low- and middle-income economies eligible to get access to COVID-19 vaccines through Gavi COVAX AMC

Gavi Board agrees scope of COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), which aims to secure doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income countries and economies at the same time as wealthier nations.

3 July 2020

New private sector commitments to fund access to future COVID-19 vaccines announced at international pledging summit

Global technology company TransferWise and a donor which asked to remain anonymous made significant financial commitments to Gavi’s Advance Market Commitment for COVID-19 Vaccines (Gavi COVAX AMC)

26 June 2020

Gavi Board calls for global access to COVID-19 vaccines

Gavi Board shows support for continued work on COVAX Facility: a global, coordinated mechanism designed to ensure rapid and equitable access to safe and efficacious COVID-19 vaccines to as broad a global population as possible

26 June 2020

What is the COVAX pillar, why do we need it and how will it work?

With more than 200 COVID-19 vaccines already in development, why do we need the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator Vaccine Pillar, or COVAX Pillar?

4 June 2020

Gavi launches innovative financing mechanism for access to COVID-19 vaccines

Gavi Advance Market Commitment for COVID-19 Vaccines (Gavi Covax AMC) launched at Global Vaccine Summit 2020 draws strong support, early commitments from global leaders.

 

COVAX AMC Engagement Group Co-Chairs

Karina Gould

Minister of International Development, Canada

Retno L.P. Marsudi

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

Lia Tadesse

Minister of Health, Ethiopia

 

Accessing COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX AMC

COVAX AMC application process

Countries eligible for the Gavi COVAX AMC are required to confirm participation in the COVAX Facility and complete a Vaccine Request in order to be allocated doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, all AMC participants are eligible to request support for cold chain equipment (CCE) and technical assistance (TA). Priority would be given to the Gavi-Eligible Countries.

A Vaccine Request is required for requests for CCE support to be considered, however this is not the case for TA support, which can be applied for before a Vaccine Request is submitted.

All relevant documents, including information on deadlines, can be found below.

Cut off deadline for submission of revised applications IRC meeting (indicative dates)
12 February 1-5 March
9 March 25 March-1 April
2 April 19-23 April
29 April 17-21 May
27 May 14-18 June

For further information, Gavi-eligible countries should reach out to their Senior Country Manager. All other Participants should reach out to their focal point. If unsure of the appropriate contact point, questions can be directed to covaxproposals@gavi.org.

 NOTE: Participants may request WHO and UNICEF country offices to provide assistance to complete submissions such as the Vaccine Request and request for support for CCE. Gavi has made funding available to WHO and UNICEF for this purpose.

COVAX AMC application documents

COVAX AMC - APPLICATION overview

An outline of the process that countries will be required to follow for COVAX Facility funding as well as elements to consider in requests.

Vaccine Request

COVAX AMC Eligible Economies should confirm participation in the AMC by submitting a completed and signed Vaccine Request – Part A, which should be submitted to covaxproposals@gavi.org, with a copy sent to the relevant Gavi Senior Country Manager (if applicable) or country focal point by 7 December 2020. To complete the submission Vaccine Request – Part B should be submitted to covaxproposals@gavi.org, with a copy sent to the relevant Gavi Senior Country Manager or focal point (whichever is applicable) by 8 January 2020.

Technical assistance

To prepare all countries for COVID-19 vaccine introduction, WHO, UNICEF, Gavi, and partners are working together at the global and regional levels to support the AMC economies in the planning and preparation for introducing the COVID-19 vaccine. All AMC 92 economies are eligible to request TA although priority will be given to Gavi-eligible countries.

Cold chain equipment support

The COVAX Facility is making available cold chain equipment (CCE) support to participating AMC 92 countries, although priority will be given to the 57 Gavi-eligible economies. Find below guidance on how to complete the application, descriptions of supported technologies and services and the necessary forms and templates to complete.

COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Support (CDS)

This support is designed to enable rapid roll-out and scale up of COVAX-funded doses. To ensure that funding is available rapidly, Gavi is immediately making available up to $350M through a CDS Early Access window with an expedited request process. Countries can access the application form through the WHO COVID-19 Partners Platform which was used to submit National Deployment and Vaccination Plans for COVID-19 vaccine delivery earlier this year. The platform will be open for applications from Monday 5 July until the end of August 2021. All CDS Early Access requests require signature by the Minister of Health or his/her designee and applicants are expected to notify their Inter-agency Coordinating Committee of the request.

 

Last updated: 9 Jul 2021

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