Preet Gill – 2021 Comments on Donating Surplus Vaccine Doses

The comments made by Preet Gill, the Shadow International Development Secretary, on 11 June 2021.

It’s taken the government months to finally begin setting out a plan to donate surplus doses of Covid-19 vaccines to low-income countries. Once again, this Conservative government has gone heavy on rhetoric and light on detail.

To limit deaths and the chances of new variants we need to speed up the proposed timeline and produce a sustainable, fully-funded strategy. Failure to do so would be unforgivable.

That’s why, in addition to donations from wealthy countries, Labour has set out a 10-point plan to produce and distribute enough coronavirus vaccines for the whole world and put in place the tools we need to fight future pandemics.