Somalia receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines

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Somalia received its first batch of vaccines against COVID-19 on Monday. A plane carrying 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine landed in Mogadishu airport. Health Minister Fazwia Abikar and UN envoy in Somalia James Swan travelled to the airport to receive the vaccine and hailed the its arrival while warning against letting our down guard. The arrival of the vaccine in Aden Adde airport marks a milestone for Somalia in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Minister, Dr. Fauzia said that the first shipment of doses would be allocated to frontline workers, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions.

 

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