The current COVID-19 pandemic tells us something. That we are better working together. Right now, the world needs vaccinations and right now only the wealthy countries are being vaccinated effectively. Our campaign at Give a Vaccine is simple. If you, in a wealthy country, receive a vaccine through your state or health service then could you give the cost to someone in less privileged circumstances? Effectively you give a vaccine for a vaccine received. Hence Give a Vaccine.
We estimate an average price for a vaccine is around £15 or $20. Some cost more and some less. So, if you give this sum, then we will ensure that the money is used for vaccinations in areas of the world that are simply not going to get vaccinated any time soon, without our help. Without us working together.
These are early days for Give a Vaccine. We are building partnerships with organisations able to support our programme but to do this we need to get funding off the ground. Our first step is therefore this GoFundMe page. We have set an initial target of £100,000 to get us established, but we will then need to raise much more to be effective. With the initial £100,000 we will have the backing to setup the partnerships and then fly from there.
Give a Vaccine will not use donations for administrative costs and we will pass on all the money to achieve our goals. It is true that some costs will be taken by finance companies to handle the money but we are trying very hard to keep this under 5%. The world is in your hands so please give a vaccine to someone in need in return for a vaccine received.
Give a Vaccine was founded in December 2020 and is seeking to appoint trustees to support its work and accountability. If you have an excellent reputation in this sphere and are interested in helping us develop our role in the world then please contact us from our website at Give a Vaccine.
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