First Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Africa under COVAX go to Rwanda

PUBLISHED: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:22:11 GMT
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KIGALI, March 3 (Reuters) – The first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 shots to be dispatched to Africa under the global COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme were to arrive in Rwanda on Wednesday, as efforts to inoculate the world’s poorest nations accelerate.

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The batch of 102,960 doses will arrive in Kigali later on Wednesday, the health ministry said, hours after a flight carrying 240,000 doses AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India also landed. (Reporting by Clement Uwiringiyimana; Writing by Giulia Paravicini; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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