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Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine: How you can help the fight against COVID 19

Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine: How you can help the fight against COVID 19

Amy McLoughlin

As of last week, people between the ages of 35 and 39 can begin registering for their COVID 19 vaccination. As well as that people within Cohort 7 are now being vaccinated meaning hopefully by the end of this year everyone in Ireland will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19.

Here in Ireland we are lucky to have vaccine programme in place, it is not perfect, but it is moving as quickly as it can to get as many people vaccinated as fast as possible. However, developing countries around the world cannot afford to run sufficient vaccine programmes or get access to enough vaccines in the first place to protect those most at risk and here is how you can help change that.

UNICEF’s New Campaign

The United Nations International Children’s Fund or UNICEF have launched their “Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine” campaign as part of the biggest vaccine procurement and distribution programme in history. With the support of those living in developed countries UNICEF hopes to deliver over 2 billion vaccines to vulnerable families, health care heroes and high risk individuals across 92 countries who are at risk of falling behind in their battle against COVID 19.

The “Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine” campaign is asking for each person who receives a vaccine here in Ireland and abroad to donate to UNICEF so that you can give a vaccine to someone in need.

Developing Countries Are Struggling To Overcome COVID

The spread of COVID-19 has left a devastating effect on those of here in Ireland and billions of others across the world.  In developing countries funding for healthcare and PPE, such as masks and visors, is minimal meaning the pandemic has been difficult to overcome.

These countries have been detrimentally affected by this pandemic, with infection, hospitalisation and mortality rates still at an all-time high. 21.8% of the world’s population is vaccinated against Covid 19, however, only 0.9% of people in low income countries have received their first dose.

Nobody is safe until everyone is safe and by donating to UNICEF’S campaign we can ensure that vulnerable people are given the same chance to be protected against COVID-19 as we are.

Here’s how you can get involved in the UNICEF COVID vaccine campaign…

With one donation you can ensure that UNICEF can deliver vaccines to the most remote places in the world in a safe and secure manner.

Donations will go towards equipment, safe storage and vaccine distribution so that those must vulnerable around the world can be immunised against COVID-19. Through one donation to UNICEF you can help the fight against COVID-19 by funding lifesaving treatment and equipment to the people who need it the most.

By donating to the “Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine” campaign you are helping deliver one of the biggest and most important vaccination programmes in history.

We have restricted our contacts, moved to online school and followed every healthcare regulation and rule. Our healthcare professionals have and will continue to work on the front lines against COVID so that all of us can remain healthy and well and by giving to this campaign not only can we ensure that those in need are protected against COVID we will also be one step closer to winning the war against COVID-19.

How To Donate

Donating is simple. Log onto UNICEF Ireland’s website or search “Get a vaccine, give a vaccine”.

You can also donate by phone on 01 878 300 or send donations by post to:

Freepost,

See Also

UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin,

D01 R283.

For more information on the “Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine” campaign visit the UNICEF website.

Will you be getting involved in the UNICEF COVID vaccine campaign?

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