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Millions Of COVID-19 Vaccines Head For African Continent

Millions Of COVID-19 Vaccines Head For African Continent

The African Union says the continent is ready to receive about 270 million doses of

coronavirus vaccine and wants to see them distributed equitably.

For just over two months, a team at the 55-member organization of African states

has worked to ensure the continent gets its fair share of the coveted COVID-19 vaccines.

Late Wednesday, the team announced they had done it.

The 270 million doses are just under a fifth of the 1.5 billion that officials think they will need to

vaccinate around 70% of the continent. That is the rough threshold to achieve herd immunity.

“President (Cyril) Ramaphosa said that from the onset of this pandemic, our focus as a continent

has been on collaboration and collective effort,” said Tyrone Seale, spokesman for the South African president and former AU chairman.

 

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