African Vaccine Acquisition Trust delivers 108,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Botswana

BOTSWANA – AVAT has shipped 108,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccines to Botswana as part of a total of 6.4 million vaccine doses to be shipped to African Union Member States this month. The Member States who have ordered vaccines through AVAT will continue to receive shipments for the next following months. In collaboration with the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), UNICEF is providing logistical and delivery services to the Member States. These deliveries are part of the historic COVID-19 vaccine advance procurement agreement signed on 28…

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Botswana relies on other COVID-19 vaccines as it runs out of AstraZeneca shots

BOTSWANA – About 15,000 people in Botswana will not be able to get their second dose of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in time and will be vaccinated with either Pfizer or Moderna, the health ministry has announced. Botswana, which is purchasing the vaccines from AstraZeneca under the World Health Organization-backed COVAX scheme, had signed up for 940,800 doses of the two-shot vaccine. It has so far received only 62,400 AstraZeneca and 19,890 Pfizer doses under the scheme, according to official government numbers. The COVAX scheme had committed to deliver 2 billion…

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