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Nigeria, two other African nations to get 1.3 million vaccines from Canada

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Nigeria and two other African countries are to received more than 1.3 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from Canada.

The north American country is donating vaccine to the three countries through the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility, GAVI said on Thursday.

Nigeria, Kenya and Niger will receive first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) said.

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The COVAX facility, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and GAVI, aims to secure 2 billion vaccine doses for lower income countries by the end of 2021.

Nigeria and other African countries have recieved covid-19 vaccines donation from many advanced countries in the quest to help the continent to reduce the spread of the dreaded disease.

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