Ethiopia receives first Covid vaccine doses
08 March 2021 | 9:00 am
Ethiopia has received its first 2.2 million doses of vaccine against the coronavirus, and officials in Africa's second most populous country say the first jabs will be administered to health workers. The doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, were allocated under the UN-led Covax initiative which is working to facilitate vaccine access for poorer countries.
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