COVID-19: 12 million doses of vaccines delivered to 17 African countries

As at today March 6, 2021, 12 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been delivered to 17 million African countries so far through the COVAX equitable distribution program.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Region, Matshidiso Moeti, has confirmed that six of the 17 countries have so far started vaccination.

Majority of the recipients so far are sub-Saharan countries. The most recent recipient of the doses is Djibouti, which is located in the Eastern Mediterranean Region according to WHO classification.

Nigeria has received close to 4 million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines which is the highest consignment so far.

Below are the 17 countries that have received the vaccines

Ghana – 600,000 AstraZeneca shots

Ivory Coast – 500,000

Nigeria – 3.92 million

Angola – 624,000

Democratic Republic of Congo – 1,700,000

Kenya – 1,000,000

The Gambia – 36,000

Rwanda – 240,000 AstraZeneca shots, 102,960 Pfizer shots

Djibouti – undisclosed

Sao Tome and Principe’ – 24,000

Senegal- 324,000

Malawi – 360,000

Mali – 396,000

Sudan – 800,000

Uganda – 864,000

Liberia – 96,000

Lesotho – 36,000

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