Africa CDC [to 04 Sep 2021]
African Vaccine Acquisition Trust delivers 12 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the African Union
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 3 SEPTEMBER 2021 – The African Union (AU), through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has worked with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to secure 12,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for the African Union Commission (AUC) staff, AU Embassies’ staff and their dependents. The vaccines were handed over to the African Union’s Medical Health Services Directorate (MHSD) today. They arrived on the 1st of September.
The vaccines, partly manufactured in South Africa, were imported with the support of the government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Being able to offer vaccines to all AUC and AU Embassy staff and their dependents is also an important step in securing the AU’s business continuity…
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