Ethiopia has received its first 2.2 million doses of vaccine against the coronavirus, and officials in Africa's second most populous country say the first jabs will be administered to health workers. The doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, were allocated under the UN-led Covax initiative which is working to facilitate vaccine access for poorer countries.
LIA TADESSE: It will start 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 and of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19.
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