Afghanistan COVAX vaccine roll-out news

30 July 2021

MEDIA RELEASE

First Swedish doses delivered through COVAX

Building on a pledge of SEK 2450 million to the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (Gavi COVAX AMC), the Swedish government has now donated the first of a pledge of three million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines. The first deliveries from this donation have now arrived in Afghanistan (124,800 doses) and Kyrgyzstan (228,000 doses).

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20 April 2021

ARTICLE

Resourceful Optimism: Fighting COVID-19 in Afghanistan

The pandemic has strained most countries’ health systems. Afghanistan has faced more hurdles than most.

By Maya Prabhu

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8 March 2021 11:50 CET

Credit: WHO Afghanistan.
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The first shipment of 468,000 COVID-19 doses shipped via the COVAX Facility has arrived in Kabul. This makes Afghanistan the first country in Central Asia to receive the vaccine through COVAX. What a historic day!


*SII-AstraZeneca (COVISHIELD) vaccine, licensed and manufactured by Serum Institute of India

**AZ: AstraZeneca (AZD1222) vaccine, manufactured by AstraZeneca

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