African countries receive more than 26 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX, bilateral agreements

African countries have received more than 26 million COVID-19 vaccines both from the COVAX facility and through bilateral agreements outside the COVAX facility, said the African Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases. diseases (Africa CDC).

Africa CDC, the African Union (AU) specialist health agency, said on Friday evening that some 28 AU members had received their consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility, representing around 16,245 560 doses.

Of these, a total of about 7,272,148 doses were administered, according to the agency.

In addition to COVID-19 vaccines obtained from the COVAX facility, some 18 African countries have received COVID-19 vaccines outside the COVAX facility under bilateral agreements, representing approximately 10,034,220 doses, a- we noted.

According to the agency, nine additional African countries had received their vaccine shipments, totaling approximately 723,000, from MTN as part of its US $ 25 million donation to support the Task Force’s efforts on vaccine procurement. in Africa (AVATT).