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Canada to donate AstraZeneca vaccine doses to African countries under COVAX scheme – Metro US

Canada to donate AstraZeneca vaccine doses to African countries under COVAX scheme

FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled ‘Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine’ and
FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled ‘Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine’ and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration photo

(Reuters) – Canada will donate more than 1.3 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to three African countries through the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility, GAVI said on Thursday.

Nigeria, Kenya and Niger will receive first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) said https://bit.ly/38ObqRv.

The COVAX facility, backed by the World Health Organization and GAVI, aims to secure 2 billion vaccine doses for lower income countries by the end of 2021.

(Reporting by Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru)

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