Half-Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Arrive in Ivory Coast

Some 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Ivory Coast on February 26, part of the global COVAX initiative, sponsored in part by the United Nations.

Ivory Coast is the second African country to receive vaccines for COVID-19 under COVAX. On Wednesday, 600,000 doses were shipped to Ghana.

COVAX is a joint program led by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and Gavi, a global vaccine alliance.

The Astra/Zeneca/Oxford vaccines received by Ivory Coast were produced in India, UNICEF reported. Credit: Gavi via Storyful