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Thu Feb 4, 2021, 11:21 AM

Africa will receive nearly 90 million vaccines from COVAX by February

Source: CNN

From CNN’s Lauren Kent and Arnaud Siad

Africa is to receive nearly 90 million Covid-19 vaccines in February in what will be the continent’s “largest ever mass vaccination campaign,” the World Health Organization announced in a statement on Thursday.

In the statement, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said: “Africa has watched other regions start COVID-19 vaccination campaigns from the side-lines for too long. This planned roll-out is a critical first step to ensuring the continent gets equitable access to vaccines.”

Most vaccines will be from the AstraZeneca/Oxford AZD1222 vaccine and subject to the vaccine being listed for emergency use by WHO. The WHO is currently reviewing the vaccine and the outcome of the review is expected soon.

The statement adds that around 320,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine — which has received WHO Emergency Use Listing — have been allocated to four African countries — Cabo Verde, Rwanda, South Africa and Tunisia, which are able to store and distribute doses at minus 70 degrees Celsius.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-02-04-21/index.html

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Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:07 PM

1. Which sounds like a lot.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:11 PM

2. Until we are all vaccinated

No one is safe.

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Thu Feb 4, 2021, 02:58 PM

3. "Africa", a continent of 1.2 billion with 54 countries

with the most populous of them being Nigeria (with a population of over 200 million), which makes it odd regarding where the first batches are going, as I am sure that Nigeria has -70C freezers (unless they think the entire country is unstable, although I know there are parts that are but not necessarily the big cities like Lagos).

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