African countries to start Covid-19 vaccine pre-orders

Pfizer Covid vaccine

A pharmacist holds a vial containing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 at the vaccination centre in the Festhalle hall in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on January 19, 2021, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Photo credit: Boris Roessler | Pool | AFP

What you need to know:

  • While AVATT has secured the doses from Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca, the platform will enable faster, more transparent and cost-effective access to the supplies.

The Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) has begun its Covid-19 vaccines pre-order programme for all African Union member states.


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