Ethiopia gears up for Covid vaccine drive as first doses arrive

Ethiopia has so far reported 165,029 cases of Covid-19, the fifth-highest total in Africa and the highest in East Africa

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LIA TADESSE: It will started initially from health workers, who are the forefront in terms of vulnerability, but it will also include other frontline workers, depending on who are giving social services to the public and are at risk of exposure. And then we will be also giving for people who have comorbidities, chronic illnesses, diagnosed based on the also set criteria. And also it will also be given for aged population who are also at risk of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19.

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