China Donates 2.2m Doses Amid Vaccine Campaign Slowdown

January 22 , 2022


China Donates 2.2m Doses Amid Vaccine Campaign Slowdown

The Chinese government donated 2.2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Ministry of Health last week. The aid comes as the Ministry's vaccination campaign, which started last April, faces a stall. Health professionals administered close to six million doses in a month as part of a revamped campaign last November but the figures have levelled off over the past few weeks. The latest donation marks the fifth round of support from China, totalling 7.5 million doses. Earlier this month, the government of Germany donated around 7.2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Ethiopia via the COVAX facility. Close to 11 million doses have been administered in the country thus far.


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