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PublishDate: Sunday, February 7, 2021 15:10

First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive in Afghanistan from India

Afghanistan received 500,000 doses of AztraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from India on Sunday.

Afghan voice agency (AVA)_According to Health authorities, the vaccine is still waiting for emergency approval from the World Health Organisation before it can use them.

Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, head of the #immunisation_program at the health ministry said the doses would be stored in Kabul until the emergency authorisation was received, which it hoped would happen in a week.

The vaccines were produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII), which is producing the AstraZenecca/Oxford University vaccine for mid- and low-income countries.

“The (WHO) certification process is underway and hopefully it will be done in a week and we will start the #vaccination_process in all 34 provinces,” Nazari added.

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