Where will the money go?
All funds collected via Vaccine Forward are sent directly to the COVAX AMC, which is under the auspices of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI).
How do you calculate the price of a vaccination?
On average it costs USD 10, but prices can vary widely.
Each vaccine on the market or in the pipeline has different features, and therefore different associated costs. Performing a vaccination in the remote city of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso is far more expensive than in Dhakka, Bangladesh. This is why it simply isn’t possible to generalize about how much it costs.
Why did you start a new nonprofit while there are so many already?
The founders did not find an easy way to donate to ensure vaccinations to the poorest countries. To fill this gap they started Vaccine Forward, whose only function is to raise the necessary funds. We don’t do vaccine research or build capacity. We simply want to help GAVI do what they do best by rallying grass roots funding.
How can I be sure my money is spent on vaccinations?
When you contribute towards vaccinations, Vaccine Forward sends this money directly to GAVI COVAX AMC, who uses this money to buy and distribute vaccines. There are other channels available to help fund the operations of Vaccine Forward and GAVI, but they are completely separate.
Why did you choose GAVI and not some of the other international organization?
Gavi has twenty years of experience delivering life-saving vaccines to more than half of the world’s population, including in the hardest-to-reach communities.
Gavi is coordinating the development and implementation of the COVAX AMC, which we think will be critical to ensuring equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, regardless of income level. To enable this, an urgent investment of more than USD 2 billion will be required from sovereign donors, philanthropies and the private sector, where Vaccine Forward comes into the picture.
How can I trust you? Vaccine Forward has no track record.
Vaccine Forward is registered as a nonprofit by the Swedish Tax Agency. Our bylaws describe our purpose, which is focused on fundraising to get Covid-19 vaccinations to the poorest countries in the world.
You can find the Board of Directors and the founding team here. Many of us have been elected to positions of trust. And we have been reelected, so apparently others liked what we were doing.
Do you make a lot of money out of this?
The campaign was built 100% pro bono.
Why are there not more languages?
Our fundraising campaign is just getting started and we’ll add more languages as requests come in and as resources permit.
I would like to put up a poster at my place of vaccination in my language. How do I do this?
That’s great!! Check our download library to see if a poster in your language exists. If not, download a copy of the poster in another language from our document library. Translate the poster into your native language, then send it to us at email@example.com. We will create a QR code for your poster to ensure that donors from your country are taken directly to the correct payment channels. We’ll also make the poster available in our library for others to download and use in the future.
My method of payment is not supported on the web. What do I do?
If a debit/credit card it not your thing and you would like to use a bank account, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and give us the name of a contact person, your company’s name and registration/organization number in your country (if there is one), and of course the amount that you would like to donate!
We have tax write-offs for nonprofit donations in my country – can I use that?
It can take an eternity for organizations to be validated for these kinds of tax breaks. Due to time and resource limitations, we simply can’t go through this process in every country.
How much of my money goes to your administration?
Your donation minus financial transaction cost goes to GAVI COVAX AMC. We have tried our hardest to eliminate financial transaction costs. In our monthly report you can see how much has been sent to GAVI. Our latest financial report is available here.
If you’d like to donate to something else Covid-19 related
If you’d like to make a donation to help fight the pandemic, but you’re still not sure about Vaccine Forward, you can consider some of the below options.