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Covax donates more than 585,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine to Angola

This Thursday, the country received a batch of 585,000 doses of vaccines from Pfizer, donated by the United States of America (USA), through the Covax initiative.

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This is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Gavi Alliance (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) and CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations), which work for the acquisition and subsequent distribution of vaccines against covid-19.

This is the fifth batch that Angola has received, increasing the number of doses of Pfizer vaccines that have arrived in the country to two million, 832,000 and 170. The initiative has distributed 200 million doses of vaccines to more than a hundred countries around the world.

Leonardo European, Secretary of State for the Hospital Area, stated that this batch of vaccines will be used for the second dose of immunization, according to Angop.

The official also appealed to the population to join the vaccination posts and also informed people with two doses who have difficulties in obtaining a digital vaccination certificate to go to the Paz Flor Cultural Complex.

The US ambassador to Angola, Nina Maria Fite, reaffirmed her Government's commitment to supporting Angola, in the efforts to vaccinate the population and in the fight against the disease.

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