WHO’s COVAX initiative aims to start shipping 90 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa in Feb

PUBLISHED: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 19:43:43 GMT
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Feb 4 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Thursday its COVAX initiative aims to start shipping nearly 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa in February.

About 320,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have been allocated to four African countries – Cabo Verde, Rwanda, South Africa and Tunisia, the WHO said in a statement https://bit.ly/39PlhHT.

The roll-out of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine is subject to the vaccine being listed for emergency use by WHO. The organization is currently reviewing the vaccine and the outcome of the review is expected soon.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Chris Reese)

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