Delivery of 9,600 doses of Moderna vaccines donated by France to Fiji

The French government has made the sharing of COVID-19 vaccines one of its priorities, out of solidarity with the countries hit by the pandemic and with the aim of helping to accelerate global vaccination coverage.

In April 2021, France was the first country to share vaccine doses under the COVAX mechanism and has since committed to donating 120 million doses by mid-2022.

In June 2022, France delivered 9,600 doses of Moderna vaccine to Fiji under this mechanism.

France is donating to its partners all the types of vaccine it has used and is using to vaccinate its own population: Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer.

The vast majority of French donations are channelled through the multilateral channel embodied by the COVAX facility piloted by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which guarantees vaccine distribution based on an equitable allocation framework defined by the WHO.

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Last updated on: 29 June 2022