WORLD US shipping 25 million COVID vaccine doses to Africa: officials

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US shipping 25 million COVID vaccine doses to Africa: officials

AFP

21:56, July 16, 2021


The United States announced Friday it is shipping 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses across Africa, starting with Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

Ethiopia's Health Minister Lia Tadesse (R) receives a box of Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines, delivered as a part of the UN-led COVAX initiative which is working to facilitate vaccine access for poorer countries, during the handover ceremony at Addis Ababa international airport, Ethiopia, on March 7, 2021. (File photo: AFP)

The first shipments will go out within days and a total of 49 African nations will receive doses of Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer vaccines in the next few weeks, officials told AFP.

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