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Two million doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Afghanistan

Two million doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US, Austria, and Italy arrived in Afghanistan this week, the UNICEF said in a tweet.
“We thank our donors for helping us keep health workers, teachers, and vulnerable groups safe,” UNICEF tweeted.
The assistance was provided through COVAX, a worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
US State Secretary Antony Blinken stated: “The first tranche of 1M COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in Afghanistan today, adding to the 3.3M the U.S. previously provided via COVAX.”
“We are committed to supporting the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people, which includes providing safe and effective vaccines to save lives,” he added.
Salam, a member of the UNICEF team in Afghanistan, stated that the assistance was very essential as “Afghanistan is going through a very difficult humanitarian crisis.”
“Without these vaccines we could not be able to help our health workers, to make sure children and mothers are safe,” Salam said.The post Two million doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Afghanistan first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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