Gavi/Salesforce to distribute 2bn COVID vaccines by 2022

By Georgia Wilson
Gavi and Salesforce collaborate to distribute two billion COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021...

In an announcement made by Gavi (The Vaccine Alliance) and Salesforce Both Gavi and Salesforce will be collaborating to equitably distribute two billion COVID-19 vaccines to 190 countries by the end of 2021. As part of the collaboration, Salesforce will help Gavi manage critical information involved in the distribution.

Believing that fair, rapid and equitable access to vaccines is critical to ending the pandemic, the ability to manage huge volumes of data is essential. 

In June - alongside other partners - Gavi launched COVAX, a global alliance that ensures people around the world can access the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of wealth. COVAX aims to achieve this by driving the research, development and manufacturing of the ranging COVID-19 vaccines, as well as negotiating prices and distribution.

Salesforce Work.com for Vaccines, Experience Cloud, and Nonprofit Cloud, will power the COVAX country engagement platform, managing critical information and providing a ‘single source of truth’ to understand how many vaccines are needed and where.

“The scale and urgency of the COVAX mission calls for tools we can expand quickly and use to manage what has become one of the largest and most complex undertakings ever in global health. With our colleagues at Salesforce, we will establish the backbone that allows COVAX participants and partners to share essential information and communicate with greater efficiency and accountability. The partnership will give people worldwide, especially in the poorest countries, access to vaccines that help protect them from COVID-19 and stem the continuing catastrophic social and economic disruption the pandemic has already left in its wake,” commented Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi.

“We’re thrilled to continue our work with Gavi as they embark on one of the largest and most rapid vaccine distribution campaigns of our lifetime. Leveraging innovative technologies has always been a shared vision of Salesforce.org and Gavi. Now, we are arming 190 countries and economies with the platform they need to communicate critical information around COVID-19 vaccine requirements and equitable distribution for as many as two billion vaccines by the end of 2021,” added Rob Acker, CEO at Salesforce

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