The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed concern about the prospect of inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
The regional body issued a statement on Wednesday.
This as the world grapples to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
And CARICOM pointed to the need for frontline workers and vulnerable populations to get vaccines.
It asserted that it will be difficult for small states to compete in the market place.
According to CARICOM all countries are vulnerable to COVID-19.
As a result, the grouping believes that they should all work together.
Therefore, CARICOM called for a global summit on the vaccine issue.
It urged the summit in the context of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ACT-A Facilitation Council.
The group noted ‘the inextricable link economically, socially, and by virtue of travel with our neighbours and the wider international community.’
Because of this, it asserted that it is imperative for CARICOM Member States to get vaccines as a matter of urgent priority.
The group said it will explore all available options.
And it explained that the move is to protect its population from the ravages of the pandemic.