Africa to receive 300 million doses of Russia's Covid-19 vaccine

Sputnik V Vaccine Russia

A health worker holds a package containing five doses of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19, in a temporary vaccination center in a public school in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires outskirts on February 18, 2021.

Photo credit: Juan Mabromata | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), set up by the African Union to acquire additional vaccine doses so that Africa, aims to immunise at least 60 per cent of the population. 

An African Union vaccine acquisition task force, working to secure Covid-19 vaccines on behalf of the continent, has received an offer of 300 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.

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