British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has decided to call on the leaders of the G7 countries — Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France, and Japan — to vaccinate the whole world against coronavirus by the end of 2022.
“I call on my colleagues, the G7 leaders, to join us in ending this terrible pandemic, and to publicly pledge to prevent a repeat of the devastation that the coronavirus has caused,” the statement said. According to the politician, vaccination of the world population by the end of next year would be “the greatest achievement in the history of medicine.”
According to the office, the implementation of the global immunization plan should include increasing the production of vaccines and reducing barriers to the international distribution of these vaccines by the G7 countries. To do this, it is proposed to share “extra doses” with developing countries on a bilateral basis, as well as through the COVAX system.
On June 3, Johnson received a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine produced by AstraZeneca. The politician made the second vaccination according to the rules — 11 weeks after the first one. The British prime minister received the first component of the vaccine on March 19 at St. Thomas Hospital.