Afghanistan Starts Its First Covid-19 Vaccinations

Published February 24th, 2021 - 08:22 GMT
A medical worker (R) administers a dose of a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine to a colleague at a hospital in Herat on February 24, 2021. Hoshang Hashimi / AFP
A medical worker (R) administers a dose of a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine to a colleague at a hospital in Herat on February 24, 2021. Hoshang Hashimi / AFP
Highlights
Representatives of medics, Afghan armed troops and journalists are the first ones who will receive doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, donated earlier this month by India.

Afghanistan has started its first Covid-19 vaccinations, administering doses first to security forces, health workers and journalists. The campaign comes amid a sharp rise in violence in the war-torn country.

Almost one year after the first positive case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Afghanistan, the country has now launched its first Covid-19 vaccination campaign. 

Representatives of medics, Afghan armed troops and journalists are the first ones who will receive doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, donated earlier this month by India.

Afghanistan received 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII), which is producing the vaccine for mid- and low-income countries, earlier this month.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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