Algeria receives more than 1.4 million doses of COVAX vaccines

30-08-2021
COVAX-Algeria
COVAX-Algeria
Copyright: EU Delegation to Algeria

On 26 August, Algeria received 1,420,800 doses of anti-covid-19 vaccines as part of the Covax mechanism. This batch comes in addition to two other of 364,800 and 758,400 doses received respectively in April and May.

COVAX is a global facility representing partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) working on the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. It includes 190 countries ;with population of more than 7 billion people and ensures fair and equal access to COVID-19 vaccines supplied through UNICEF.

From the start, the EU and its Member States (Team Europe) contributed more than €2.4 billion to this mechanism to ensure WHO-approved vaccine doses in 92 low- and middle-income countries to make COVID-19 vaccines a global public good.

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