Mali COVAX vaccine roll-out news

05 March 2021

PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 vaccines arrive as the COVAX Facility becomes a reality in Mali

Mali has just taken delivery of 396,000 doses of the vaccines against COVID-19. President Bah N’Daw led the official delegation to the international airport in Bamako to take delivery of the consignment.

This consignment was received as part of the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, GAVI, UNICEF and WHO. This is a historic event that contributes to the objective of ensuring an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. The arrival of this first consignment kicks off a series of deliveries expected over the coming months.

UNICEF has confirmed Mali’s order for close to 1.4 million doses of AstraZeneca AZD1222 vaccines from now until the end of 2021. The AstraZeneca AZD1222 vaccines are produced under licence by the Serum Institute of India (SII) within the COVAX Facility.

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

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