1 POLICY = 2 VACCINES
UNICEF, through COVAX, are aiming to deliver 3 billion COVID-19 vaccines, 500 million diagnostic tests and life-saving medicine to health workers and vulnerable families. The focus is on 92 low- and lower-middle-income countries.
For this reason, throughout the month of November, Zurich will donate two vaccines for every new Car, Home, individual Life or Mortgage Protection policy issued in the month. The vaccine donations will also be matched by the Z Zurich Foundation.
Zurich joins UNICEF Corporate Vaccine Alliance
UNICEF purchases over 2 billion vaccines for children each year and is uniquely placed to tackle the pandemic by accelerating the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
Zurich Ireland is proud to be a Lead Member of the UNICEF Corporate Vaccine Alliance. Joining this initiative builds on the generosity of Zurich employees in Ireland who, when we launched our UNICEF COVAX appeal back in June, supported delivery of approximately 100,000 doses of vaccine to healthcare workers and the medically vulnerable in 92 low and middle-income countries.
Zurich's representation in the Alliance underlines our continued commitment to supporting communities and helping to build a more sustainable future for everyone on our planet. For more information about the Alliance, click here.
While rich industrialised nations were able to secure millions of doses of vaccine at an early stage, poorer countries were left out. In the current year, nine out of ten people in countries with developing economies are likely to go without full vaccination. Vaccine inequity leaves lower income countries – many of them in Africa – at the mercy of COVID-19.
Regardless of the financial position, every country needs to have access to vaccines to protect its population against coronavirus. This is a matter of global equity and a moral test for our society.
The longer the coronavirus crisis lasts, the more serious its impacts on education, health, nutrition and the well-being of children worldwide. It will only be possible to find a way out of the pandemic if COVID-19 can be brought under control worldwide
To find out more or to donate today, please visit the Zurich Covid Vaccine page on the UNICEF website. Every new donation received will be matched by the Z Zurich Foundation up to CHF2.5 million.
Because no one is safe until we are all safe.
UNICEF does not endorse any company, brand, product or service.