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Canada to donate AstraZeneca vaccine doses to African countries under COVAX scheme

reuters.com · 09/02/2021 04:09
Canada to donate AstraZeneca vaccine doses to African countries under COVAX scheme

- Canada will donate more than 1.3 million doses of AstraZeneca's AZN COVID-19 vaccine to three African countries through the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility, GAVI said on Thursday.

Nigeria, Kenya and Niger will receive first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) said.

The COVAX facility, backed by the World Health Organization and GAVI, aims to secure 2 billion vaccine doses for lower income countries by the end of 2021.


(Reporting by Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru)

((Akriti.Sharma@thomsonreuters.com))