Faced with the slowdown of vaccination worldwide, UCLG joins the voices of NGOs and health institutions around the world calling for the temporary release of vaccine patents so that vaccines can be produced by any country in the world.
Moving forward together is the only guarantee to overcome the pandemic. The COVID vaccine cannot be a commercial investment. We join the voices of peoplesvaccine.org and call on countries and pharmaceuticals to ensure:
- Universal and fair distribution
- Cost-effective pricing
- Government involvement
- Free inoculation for people
The only chance to overcome this great global challenge is to address research and vaccines in this field as a global common good.