On Monday 14 December, we target Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca with demands that they share their vaccines with the world.
Call, email and tweet the CEOs of these companies to demand that they join the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP).
Take action on December 14th to demand a #PeoplesVaccine
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) is a global pool set up to help companies share their patents and their know-how on how to make the vaccines with other companies. Joining C-TAP will mobilise more manufacturers to expand production so there are enough doses for everyone, everywhere.
So far, pharmaceutical companies have refused to join. And that’s why we need you to help ramp up the pressure.
Join the action
Learn more about the action and our demands
Join a Zoom briefing on December 14 to hear more about our demands and how to take action. There will be three Zoom calls scheduled throughout the day.
UK Zoom Call
US/UK Zoom call
US Zoom Call
Make the call
We want to bombard Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca with phone calls to demand that these companies join the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP).
Call or leave a message for the companies
Email the CEOs of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna
Tweet at the companies and their CEOs on social media
US Corporate Office:
UK: 0845 6088866
UK: 0800 783 0033.
When you call, dial through (usually by dialing 0) until you are able to speak to someone. You may not have the information asked for to direct your call, such as a customer number, but that’s ok! Tell the person you speak to that you want to leave a message for the CEO. If you are directed to voicemail, leave a voicemail for the CEO.
Resources to help you out!
Sample phone script
Hello, my name is xxx and I’m based in X. I would like to leave a message for [CEO name].
Can you please tell [CEO name] that I think a Covid19 vaccine should be available for everyone in the world and not just rich countries and that [company name] should join the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Technology Access Pool.
Sample Facebook posts
Sample post 1
The first #COVID19 vaccination programmes have started, bringing hope to many people. But this lifesaving protection is being denied to billions in the global south. Rich countries have hoarded enough doses to vaccinate their populations nearly three times over, while 9 out of 10 people in the poorest countries will miss out. Pharmaceutical companies are putting profits before people’s lives.
We must have a #PeoplesVaccine for everyone, everywhere. I am calling on @Pfizer, @Moderna and @AstraZeneca to lift their patents and share the vaccine technology and know-how. They must #JoinCTAP, the WHO initiative to ensure that everyone can access a vaccine. Otherwise, billions could miss out.
No-one is safe from #COVID19 until everyone is safe.
Sample post 2
9 out of 10 people in poor countries are set to MISS OUT on a #COVID19 vaccine next year. Meanwhile, rich countries have hoarded enough doses to vaccinate their entire populations nearly 3 TIMES OVER.
Rich countries representing JUST 14% of the world’s population have bought up OVER HALF of all #COVID19 vaccines so far.
We need a #PeoplesVaccine, not a profit vaccine. Pharmaceutical companies @Pfizer, @Moderna and @AstraZeneca MUST lift their patents and share the vaccine technology and know-how. They #JoinCTAP – the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP).
This is the best way to ensure that everyone, everywhere can be safe.
Sample email to CEOs
Dear [Insert CEO name]
Congratulations on the results of your Covid-19 vaccine! This is great news for the countries that have secured doses. However I am concerned that many countries will be waiting years for vaccine doses because there simply are not enough to go around.
This is unacceptable in the face of a global pandemic and so I am calling on you to join the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Technology Access Pool. This will help to openly license your vaccine and facilitate technology transfer to mobilise more manufacturers to make more doses so that all countries can access these vaccines as quickly as possible.
No-one should die because they cannot access a vaccine.
Dear @AlbertBourla, @sbancel & #PascalSoriot, will @Pfizer, @moderna_tx & @AstraZeneca make your #COVID19 vaccines available to all?
💥 Share the vaccine with the WHO
💊 Do not enforce monopolies
We need a #PeoplesVaccine
Dear @AlbertBourla, @sbancel & #PascalSoriot, @Pfizer, @moderna_tx & @AstraZeneca
Will you commit to a #PeoplesVaccine and #JoinCTAP to ensure that everyone, everywhere can be safe?
If not, billions could miss out on a #COVID19 vaccine
Dear @AlbertBourla, @sbancel & #PascalSoriot, will @Pfizer, @moderna_tx & @AstraZeneca
9/10 people in poor countries are going to MISS OUT on a #COVID19 vaccine next year
Will you #JoinCTAP to ensure that everyone, everywhere can be safe?
We must have a #PeoplesVaccine