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A People’s Vaccine, not a Profit Vaccine

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Join the fight to end vaccine monopolies

Our best chance of ending this pandemic is to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to Covid-19 vaccines, tests and treatments. But pharmaceutical monopolies could leave countries in the global south waiting until 2023 for widespread vaccination. With new variants emerging, this threatens everyone. No one is safe until everyone is safe.

Oxfam is part of the People’s Vaccine alliance, pushing for pharmaceutical monopolies to share their vaccine recipes and know-how, and for governments to support the proposal to suspend vaccine patents at the World Trade Organisation.

Learn more about the fight for a People’s Vaccine and take action to show your support. Let’s put pressure on Pfizer to share their know-how so everyone can get out of this pandemic together.

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