The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has clarified on the management of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received through a donation to the African Union’s – African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT).
AVVAT is assigned the responsible of leading the continent’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy.
The center Thursday said that in mid-March, AVATT shipped 925,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to 13 AU Member States.
The Serum Institute of India, which produced the covid shields had announced 13 April as the expiration date.
Given the urgent need to save as many lives as possible, countries were informed to vaccinate quickly and to focus the vaccination campaign specifically on the inoculation of health care workers.
Here’s Dr John Nkengasong – director of the Africa CDC during a virtual briefing Thursday.