Rwanda Receives Africa’s First Pfizer Vaccines Under COVAX

Rwanda has become the first African country to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines under the COVAX facility.

Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Kenya have all received the AstraZeneca doses through the COVAX facility, after they took delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute of India.

Rwanda will get 102,960 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, while also receiving 240,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.

At least five African countries have gotten vaccines from the COVAX facility sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO), International Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), UNICEF and others.

Nigeria received 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, while Kenya got 1.02 million doses in its first batch. Ghana and Ivory Coast got 600,000 and 505,000 doses respectively.

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