Côte d’Ivoire is now the second country in the world to receive COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX.
504,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine arrived Friday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says Cote d’Ivoire will launch its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Monday 1st March, with frontline health workers and essential staff being among the first to receive them.
Simon Amadou, Head of logistics for UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire said, “we’re very happy and proud to be part of this programme and we’re very excited today, to see the vaccines arrive and we’re very very proud to be able to contribute to this challenge against this pandemic which we hope will soon be over in this country.”
Ghana on Wednesday became the first country in the world to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, an effort backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to distribute the vaccines for free to poor nations.