Last year the brilliant Kate Bingham worked tirelessly behind the scenes as Chair of the Government's Vaccine Taskforce and secured us more doses of the vaccine than any other country.
Then we were the first country to clinically approve a coronavirus vaccine.
And now after having administered over 84 million vaccines here at home we are sending millions of doses around the world to countries most in need.
This week nine million doses will be donated to Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, as well as to Indonesia, Jamaica and Kenya, who are currently among the worst affected by the virus.
And this is just the first batch of the 100 million doses the Prime Minister has pledged to donate to lower-income countries over the next year, with 30 million due to be sent by the end of 2021.
Since the early days of the pandemic I am enormously proud that this Government has shown global leadership on vaccines.
We've invested a total of £548 million to fund vaccines to lower-income countries, and to date more than 152 million doses have been delivered to over 137 countries by Gavi.
We've also invested £90 million to support the development of the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine, and to date over half a billion doses have been delivered on a non-profit basis globally.
This is everything I love most about this country - science, innovation and global leadership.
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