Yemen: Arrival of COVID-19 vaccines

Yemen: Arrival of COVID-19 vaccines


The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Yemen

360 thousand doses were shipped through the COVAX Facility, the global equity initiative to Aden Airport on Wednesday 3/31/2021, which is the first batch of 1.9 million doses manufactured by the Indian Vaccine Institute, which the country will receive throughout the year. These vaccines will enable health workers and other priority populations to protect against infection with COVID-19. It was accompanied by 13,000 safety boxes and 1.3 million shots, both of which are essential for safe and effective vaccination.
Dr Adham Ismail, WHO representative in Yemen, described the shipment as an "important first step" in combating COVID-19.