The Covax program shipped more than 300,000 doses to Morocco

The Covax program shipped more than 300,000 doses to Morocco
The Covax program shipped more than 300,000 doses to Morocco

307,200 doses of anti-Covid vaccines from the global Covax program have been shipped to Morocco. This is what emerges from the data published on the UNICEF website. The Ministry of Health maintains that negotiations with Covax are continuing.

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Has Morocco received a first delivery under the Covax program? No specific answer is provided by the Ministry of Health.

“Morocco has subscribed to the Covax facilities and will also receive a certain quantity of vaccines. The negotiations are not finalized. They are continuing. It is therefore premature to speak of the number of doses and possibly the dates of arrival because all this is included in the negotiation “, answers Dr Abdelhakim Yahyane, Director of Population at the Ministry of Health to questions from Media24 during the online press conference organized this Thursday, April 8 by WHO Africa, and to which he took leaves as a speaker.

“What is certain is that the negotiations are positive and like all the countries in the world which have subscribed to the Covax facility, Morocco will soon receive a certain number of doses allocated to the country”, he adds without further clarification.

To date, more than 38 million doses of vaccines from manufacturers AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Serum Institute of India (SII) have been delivered to more than 100 economies since its first international delivery to Ghana on February 24, 2021, a statement said. WHO published this Thursday, April 8.

In a note to the editors at the end of the press release, the WHO lists the 102 countries that have received a cumulative total of 38,392,540 doses of COVAX vaccines issued. Against all expectations, Morocco is on this list.

This also emerges from the data published by Unicef. On its site, the international organization publishes a dashboard on the global COVID-19 vaccine market and COVAX vaccine deliveries.

On this platform, it is indicated that Morocco has an allocation of 1,608,000 million doses, in accordance with what is mentioned on the list published by Covax.

It is also clearly mentioned that Morocco has ordered 528,000 doses of which 307,200 doses have been dispatched. Have they been received or not yet? The Ministry of Health does not answer this question.

But for the WHO, Morocco is one of the countries that received its first delivery.

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April 08, 2021 at
19:21

Modified 08 avril 2021 at 19:21

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