Vax Live raises USD302M, exceeds goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in USD302 million, exceeding the goal for the organisation’s campaign.

Global Citizen announced on Saturday that the funds raised helped procure more than 26 million doses at the ‘Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World’. The organisation said money was garnered through several philanthropic and corporate commitments.

United States (US) President Joe Biden, Prince Harry and Jennifer Lopez were among the big names who took part in the event, which was recorded May 2 and aired on Saturday. ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, YouTube and iHeartMedia radio stations will broadcast the concert staged at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Jennifer Lopez performs during the taping of the Vax Live fundraising concert. PHOTO: AFP