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.