Global health professions call for vaccine equity for all frontline workers

World Physiotherapy, as part of the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA), is calling for early access to COVID-19 vaccines for frontline workers, including physiotherapists.

WHPA members stress early access to vaccines is critical to ensure the health and safety of the global health profession workforce, protecting not only them but also their patients, families, communities, and the broader health of countries/territories.

World Physiotherapy supports the World Health Organization’s Vaccine Equity Declaration, which encourages countries/territories to ensure that access to immunisation is determined by need, rather than wealth or geographic location. 

Representing 41 million health professionals around the world, WHPA recognises that health professionals are at the heart of every health system and governments must provide safe, supportive environments to help them thrive, including access to vaccines.

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