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WHO: 142 countries to get 237M vaccines doses from COVAX by end May

/ 09:16 PM March 02, 2021
WHO: 142 countries to get 237M vaccines doses from COVAX by end May

FILE PHOTO: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks during the opening of the 148th session of the Executive Board on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2021. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout

GENEVA —  Some 237 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be delivered to 142 countries by the end of May through the COVAX facility, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, told a news conference that vaccine deliveries were planned on Tuesday to Angola, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria.

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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said his West African country, which has begun its inoculation campaign with COVAX doses, aimed to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2021.

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