Covid-19 vaccine: Senegal, Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, Gambia get the shot
UNICEF has accelerated the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to Africa with the recent distribution to Senegal, Kenya, Sudan, and Gambia.
- Qatar flight carried 1 million doses to Kenya.
- Shipment of 36,000 doses landed in Banjul in a Brussels Airlines.
March 05, 2021: UNICEF has accelerated the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to Africa with the recent distribution to Senegal, Kenya, Sudan, and Gambia.
The first batch of 240,000 doses was delivered by Qatar Airways and the second batch of 102,960 doses by Pfizer arrived by Air France KLM Martinair Cargo at Kigali International Airport.
A Qatar flight carried 1 million doses to Kenya.
A shipment of 36,000 doses landed in Banjul, Gambia in a Brussels Airlines while 828,000 doses of vaccine landed in Khartoum, Sudan through Emirates' B777-300ER.
Dr. Omer Mohamed Elnagieb, Sudan's minister of health, said, "Vaccine is one of our strongest defense to fight the Covid-19 virus. This is the first batch and we promise our citizens to have more. The vaccines will be free for all the citizens."
Sudan has become the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive vaccines against Covid-19 from the COVAX facility.
In Dakar, Senegal, 324,000 doses arrived, making it the sixth country in West and Central Africa to receive Covid-19 vaccines through COVAX.