Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the UK wants the world vaccinated against Covid-19 by 2022.Britain is donating nine million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to countries including Indonesia, Jamaica and Kenya, the first shots the UK has sent to developing nations during the pandemic. Mr Raab says shipments will begin this week of five million doses to the UN-backed Covax vaccine distribution programme and four million more directly to countries, including Thailand, Vietnam and several Caribbean nations.
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Dominic Raab has announced the first nine million excess doses of the UK's Covid vaccine supply will be sent to "vulnerable" countries on Friday.
Speaking at an AstraZeneca manufacturing site in Oxford, the Foreign Secretary said: "We're not just doing it because it's in our own interests, it shows global Britain is a lifesaving force for good in the world … we won't be safe until everyone is safe." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn