South Sudan receives 152,000 Covid vaccine doses from US

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

A medic prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for a clinical trial.
 

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What you need to know:

  • In March this year, South Sudan received 132,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines from Covax – the global initiative to ensure lower-income countries have access to vaccines.
  • However, in May, the country initiated a process to return some of 72,000 vaccine doses after concluding it cannot administer the vaccines before expiry.
  • On July 18, part of South Sudan’s second Covid-19 AstraZeneca consignment expired.

South Sudan on Tuesday received 152,950 Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses from the US, Health Minister Elizabeth Achuei confirmed.

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