Celebrities are coming together to make a call for vaccine equity.
The international advocacy organization Global Citizen previously announced a new special, Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World. Hosted by Selena Gomez, the concert is intended to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and to help make a push for getting COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere.
The special asks that philanthropists and corporations donate enough “dollars-for-doses” to vaccinate over 27 million health workers serving on the frontlines of the global pandemic. It will also call on world leaders and global change-makers to prioritize equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world.
On Tuesday, organizers announced eye-catching new additions to the lineup, including special appearances from Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex; President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris as part of Global Citizen’s partnership with White House initiative “We Can Do This”; and President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković of Croatia.
Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World will air Saturday, May 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, YouTube, and iHeartMedia radio stations and the app. It will also air at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.