Both Guinea-Bissau and Gambia have each received a donation 10,000 doses Chinese Covid-19 Vaccines from Senegal.
Senegal’s Health Minister, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr sids the donation was a sign of solidarity and President Mackey Sall confirmed the donation.
Having paid 200,000 CFA according to the government, Senegal received the vaccine from China’s Sinopharm.
Health Minister Abdoulaye said ” We are in the process of finalizing our commercial relationship with Russia to bring in the Sputnik V Vaccine very soon” adding that Senegal again is aiming to get more vaccines from the African Union Vaccine Program.
Having a population of about 16 million people, Senegal aims at vaccinating over 3.5 million people not excluding health workers and high-risk individuals between the ages of 19 and 60 by the end of 2021.
Senegal is also set to receive around 1.3 million doses of vaccine for free through the first wave of World Health Organization’s COVAX program in March.
By: Clement Annor | Active TV Follow on Twitter @activetvgh