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Cameroon: COVID-19 vaccine expected this month

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A vaccine against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic is expected to arrive Cameroon this month within the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access initiative dubbed COVAX.


The information was disclosed by the British Minister for Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, James Duddridge at the end of an audience granted him by the Head of State of State Paul Biya Thursday March 25.

Speaking to the press, Minister James Duddridge said the main focus of his over one hour audience with President Paul Biya was British’ contribution to the COVAX.

It is a global initiative that is working with governments and manufacturers to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are available worldwide to both higher-income and lower-income countries.

James Duddridge added that a vaccine, without mentioning which “should be arriving Cameroon this month…”

Earlier this same month (March), the Minister of Public Health said the President of the Republic had maintained that as long as doubts will persist on the effectiveness of the British AstraZeneca vaccine, it will not be brought into Cameroon.

Since then, nothing has been said on whether or not Government has changed its mind on the vaccine, or better still was going in for another vaccine or not.

Published on 10.02.2021

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