Angola receives first COVID-19 vaccines

  • Chegada do primeiro lote de vacinas da Covid-19 em Angola
Luanda - Angola received on Tuesday 624,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines (first batch) through Indian Astrazeneca, as part of the Covax's action.

Angola is the third African country to receive the Astrazeneca vaccines, after Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire.

The Angolan Government is working with the Covax initiative, made up of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), to ensure that the country has access to vaccines.

Recently, the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, announced that the country would receive, in a first phase, five million vaccines, out of a batch of 12 million. The forecast points to 15 million doses by April 2021.

Angola plans to vaccinate 53 percent of the population against Covid-19, for a total of 16.4 million people, in two phases.

Angolan government has disbursed AKz 32 billion, as part of its strategy to fight and prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus.

The country also obtained support from United Nations agencies, estimated at 6.2 million dollars in reagents and biosafety material.

 

 

 

Angola is the third African country to receive the Astrazeneca vaccines, after Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire.

The Angolan Government is working with the Covax initiative, made up of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), to ensure that the country has access to vaccines.

Recently, the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, announced that the country would receive, in a first phase, five million vaccines, out of a batch of 12 million. The forecast points to 15 million doses by April 2021.

Angola plans to vaccinate 53 percent of the population against Covid-19, for a total of 16.4 million people, in two phases.

Angolan government has disbursed AKz 32 billion, as part of its strategy to fight and prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus.

The country also obtained support from United Nations agencies, estimated at 6.2 million dollars in reagents and biosafety material.