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COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Horn of Africa

Djibouti (SD) – The government of Djibouti has announced that the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in that country today.

Djibouti also confirmed to be giving priority to Health workers, people over 50, and those with serious illnesses.

The vaccine comes from COVAX, a project developed by the World Health Organization, the GAVI Vaccination Coalition and another organization called the Infectious Disease Preparedness Coalition.

The Djibouti government has not yet confirmed the amount of vaccines received in the country.

Horn of Africa’s Kenya and Ethiopia have already announced that vaccines have also arrived in their countries, making Djibouti the third country to get it.

The Somali government recently announced it also expects to receive the vaccine in the next few weeks, but did not give details of distribution plans.

The Covid-19 vaccine arrives as variants have been detected in the Horn of Africa in recent weeks, killing citizens and positive cases rising.

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