Netflix is introducing a $1 million donation to help fight the vaccine shortage, the company announced Tuesday.
The donation will be made by the streaming company to the United States Alliance Against Tuberculosis and Morbidity and will help provide critical support to help make sure that we have the vaccines we need, Netflix said in a statement.
“We are committed to providing the vaccines that we need to help our patients fight this disease,” the company said.
“Today’s announcement is a clear and simple sign that we are making progress toward our mission of fighting global infectious disease.
We will continue to work closely with our partners in the United Nations to make sure the vaccine is delivered to everyone who needs it, and that everyone has access to it.”
The organization has been trying to increase the supply of vaccines in recent months and has made strides in that effort, but the disease has hit a lull in recent years and is still a challenge.
It’s expected to take at least another two years to reach the target for every person in the world who is diagnosed with the virus.
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The donations will be sent to a charity in the Philippines, where a vaccine is available for free, and the rest of the money will go toward medical supplies and other assistance for people in need, according to the statement.
It is the second time in as many months that Netflix has offered a donation to the cause.
In December, the streaming service also announced it was donating $10 million to help the U,S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fight the pandemic.
The company said that while it had not received any donations, it was working to find the funds.