COVID-19: Germany donates 5.16m vaccine doses to Nigeria

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The German government has donated a total of 5,164,643 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nigeria over the past seven weeks.

The most recent badge arrived in Nigeria on 29 November 2021, containing 2,240,243 doses of Johnson&Johnson vaccines.

On Friday The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Birgitt Ory said “Nobody is safe until everybody is safe. We must continue to work together to ensure access to vaccines.

“Therefore, Germany is a strong supporter of COVAX as well as the co-founder and second-largest donor of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT Accelerator),” he said.

According to him, the German Government is working to ensure the fair and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world.

He said Germany will pass on 100 million doses, primarily to developing countries, the majority of which will be distributed through the COVAX vaccine platform.

“The pandemic can only be overcome if it is brought under control all over the world.

“Germany, therefore, opted at an early stage to focus on finding joint responses to the pandemic in a spirit of solidarity.

“Germany co-founded the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT Accelerator) last year. ACT-A promotes equitable access for all to vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics and aims to strengthen health systems throughout the world,” he said.

In addition to donating vaccines, Germany is the second-largest donor to the ACT Accelerator at present and has provided 2.2 billion euros to date. Most of this support is going to the international vaccine platform COVAX.

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