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Africa Secures 270m Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

The African Union (AU) has secured about 270 million COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed across the continent, AU head President Cyril Ramaphosa reveals.

H.E Cyril Ramaphosa disclosed that all the doses will be used in 2021 across the continent.

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“As a result of our own efforts we have so far secured a commitment of a provisional amount of 270 million vaccines from three major suppliers: Pfizer, AstraZeneca (through Serum Institute of India) and Johnson & Johnson,” President Ramaphosa said.

He added that, “At least 50 million of the doses will be available “for the crucial period of April to June 2021”.

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The move to secure the vaccines was praised by WHO Regional Director for Africa during an online media briefing on Thursday.

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said, “Covax can only cover 20% of the African population, so it is really wonderful to see the African Union’s efforts to secure a provisional 270 million doses by the end of 2021…”

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