Government Steps Up Efforts To Get More Cameroonians Vaccinated Against Covid-19

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Public health minsiter Manaouda Malachie says the COVAX facility will enable Cameroon receive enough vaccine doses to cover up to 20% of its population.
Speaking during a press Confrence in Yaounde Wednesday he said the government will receive 1,752,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine before the end of May 2021. A first delivery of 391
200 is announced for 17 April 2021.
In addition to the COVAX facility, several other opportunities have been explored notably the possibility of bilateral agreements with partner countries that manufacture vaccines as well as regional and sub-regional initiatives.
Thus, an order for 4,000,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine was concluded on
on 7 April 2021 between the Government and the African Union via CDC Africa.
This adds to the 200,000 doses of vaccines produced by Chinese firm
Sinopharm and handed over as gift to the Republic of Cameroon.

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