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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