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May 9, 2021

Global Citizen's "VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World" mobilizes 26 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses.


Global Citizen, Vax Live


Global Citizen, Vax Live


NEW YORK, May 9, 2021 — International advocacy organization Global Citizen tonight announced that the “VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World” campaign helped mobilize over 26 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and $302 million to the ACT-Accelerator to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests, treatments, and other medical tools to the world’s most marginalized communities and healthcare workers on the frontlines.

VAX LIVE was taped at SoFi Stadium for a COVID 19-compliant audience composed of fully vaccinated frontline healthcare and essential workers and is the first large-scale music event held at the stadium. The goal of the VAX LIVE campaign was to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to COVID-19 vaccines and inspire vaccine confidence worldwide.

Selena Gomez served as host, and Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, served as Campaign Chairs. Performers included Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, and J Balvin. Special appearances by President Biden, First Lady Dr. Biden, and Vice President Harris along with Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn, and Sean Penn.

The VAX LIVE campaign called on governments to begin sharing vaccine doses immediately. It asked pharmaceutical companies, such as Moderna, to urgently provide millions of doses to the most impoverished nations at-cost pricing. To help ensure equitable access to the vaccine, Global Citizen and its partners led a coordinated drive across the private sector to raise critical funds - “dollars for doses” - for the vaccine-sharing program COVAX AMC.

• VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World received messages of support and commitments from:

Commitments announced through the course of the VAX LIVE campaign and special included:

GOVERNMENT COMMITMENTS

PHILANTHROPIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR COMMITMENTS

Philanthropic and corporate commitments raised $39.6 million for COVAX, which was matched by GAVI for an additional $23.6 million, resulting in a total of $63.3 million, enough to acquire 12.66 million vaccines. Combined with government pledges, this amounts to over 26 million vaccine doses to those most in need.

SPECIFIC COMMITMENTS MADE TOWARD THE COVAX AMC FOR PROCUREMENT OF VACCINES:

COMMITMENTS MADE TOWARD THE WHO COVID-19 SOLIDARITY FUND FOR MEDICAL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES INCLUDED:

Overall, $65.8M has been mobilized through VAX LIVE by philanthropists, the private sector, and the Gavi matching mechanism in commitments to vaccine procurement, medical tools, and supplies.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support for VAX LIVE, from governments, philanthropists, the private sector, our campaign chairs, and Global Citizens from across the world. They have joined forces to mobilize critical COVID-19 vaccines where they are needed urgently,” said Hugh Evans, C.E.O. of Global Citizen. “But more needs to be done, especially from G7 nations that have yet to commit to sharing any doses. The U.K. alone will have 113 million surplus doses. We need to continue our efforts to urge the chair of the G7, Boris Johnson, the rest of the G7 and G20 nations, and vaccine manufacturers to share additional doses urgently to help ensure equitable vaccine access globally.”

VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World aired on A.B.C., A.B.C. News Live, C.B.S., FOX, and streamed on YouTube, iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations and the iHeartRadio App. VAX LIVE also aired on AXS TV, Albavision across Latin America, Multishow from Globo Group in Brazil, Caracol T.V. in Colombia, T.V. Azteca in Mexico, S3 in South Africa, Canal+ and MultiChoice across Africa, Sky in the U.K., Network 10 in Australia, CSTAR (Canal + Group) in France, the Viacom 18 network across India and South Asia, and Insight T.V. globally. As the exclusive global streaming partner, YouTube also streamed an extended version of VAX LIVE on the Global Citizen channel for a total run-time of 90 minutes.

Global Citizen also announced commitments from the longtime partners of Global Citizen — Live Nation, N.B.A., WNBA, N.F.L., M.L.S., N.H.L., WWE, Formula 1, NASCAR, and MLB. They would commit tickets to some of the most amazing live events of the coming year! These leagues have been working together to follow enhanced COVID-19 guidelines to ensure that audience members can once again enjoy live events safely.

“VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World” was part of Global Citizen’s overall 2021 Recovery Plan for the World, a year-long campaign and series of events that aims to help end COVID-19 for all, end the hunger crisis, resume learning everywhere, protect the planet and advance equity for all. Global Citizen is the world’s most significant movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030.

Source: Global Citizen

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