Angola receives 200,000 doses of vaccine

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Luanda - Angola on Thursday received a batch of 200,000 doses of vaccine against Covid-19, in a donation from China.

The vaccination process in Angola began on 2 March, in Luanda, as a result of the 624,000 doses of the AstraZeneka vaccine received as part of the Covax initiative.

As well as Luanda, the process is also underway in the provinces of Cabinda, Benguela, Huambo and Huíla.

In a first phase, the vaccines are being administered to health professionals, teachers at all levels of education, the elderly over 65 years old with comorbidities, employees of the Defence and Security bodies, people with drepanocytosis and chronic renal shortage over 18 years old.

In Luanda, the vaccination is taking place at the Osvaldo Serra Van-Dúnem Institute of Police Sciences, in the Special Economic Zone (ZEE), at the Paz Flor Tourist Centre, at the Mutu-ya-Kevela Primary School and in the Cidade Alta Garden.

The health authorities plan to vaccinate 54 per cent of the population, a total of 16.8 million over the age of 16.

To this end, the country has received 624,000 doses of the vaccine, out of a total of 2.1 million, which are being administered to risk groups and front-line professionals, mainly health professionals, members of the public order, security and defence forces, the elderly and people with comorbidities.

The vaccination process in Angola began on 2 March, in Luanda, as a result of the 624,000 doses of the AstraZeneka vaccine received as part of the Covax initiative.

As well as Luanda, the process is also underway in the provinces of Cabinda, Benguela, Huambo and Huíla.

In a first phase, the vaccines are being administered to health professionals, teachers at all levels of education, the elderly over 65 years old with comorbidities, employees of the Defence and Security bodies, people with drepanocytosis and chronic renal shortage over 18 years old.

In Luanda, the vaccination is taking place at the Osvaldo Serra Van-Dúnem Institute of Police Sciences, in the Special Economic Zone (ZEE), at the Paz Flor Tourist Centre, at the Mutu-ya-Kevela Primary School and in the Cidade Alta Garden.

The health authorities plan to vaccinate 54 per cent of the population, a total of 16.8 million over the age of 16.

To this end, the country has received 624,000 doses of the vaccine, out of a total of 2.1 million, which are being administered to risk groups and front-line professionals, mainly health professionals, members of the public order, security and defence forces, the elderly and people with comorbidities.