Jumble for Jabs is a fundraising campaign launched by the One World Centre to help ensure poorer countries around the world get a fair share of Covid-19 vaccines.
We’re asking people on the Isle of Man to help by holding jumble sales and other fundraising events and donating the money raised to the World Health Organisation’s Go Give One scheme. This supports COVAX, an international alliance to buy and supply vaccines to 92 lower income countries, prioritizing those who need them the most in countries that cannot afford them.
Here in the Isle of Man we are lucky to have been provided with free Covid-19 vaccinations through our National Health Service and there will be enough supplies for every adult to have the vaccinations if they want them.
While the Island has been one of the most successful nations in terms of its vaccination programme, many other countries are struggling to get off the ground or to reach remote rural areas through lack of access to the vaccine or poor infrastructure in the area. According to the World Health Organisation, at present only 0.3% of vaccine supply is going to low-income countries. Meanwhile richer countries are racing far ahead in the number of people vaccinated and many are also expected to have far more supplies than they will need.
As we all know, no-one will be Covid-free until we are all Covid-free and we can all play a part in ensuring vaccine equity for everyone whether that is through making an individual donation or organising events at home or at work. Every £4 provides a vaccine so even small amounts can help make a difference.
Download a poster for your own event here
More information on Go Give One can be found here