Germany has supported Nigeria with over 5 million COVID-19 vaccines in the past seven weeks.
The foreign country is said to have donated a total of 5,164,643 doses to Nigeria as of December 2021.
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On November 29, the recent batch arrived. This contained a total of 2,240,243 doses of Johnson&Johnson vaccines.
German Ambassador to Nigeria, Birgitt Ory spoke on the importance of this support.
On Friday, December 3, 2021, he said “Nobody is safe until everybody is safe.”
He continued, “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 explained that the German Government is working to ensure the COVID-19 vaccines are distributed globally.
Ory said the country would donate 100 million doses, primarily to developing countries. He added that most of the doses would be distributed under the COVAX vaccine platform.
He said, “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.”
Germany has impacted greatly the donation of the COVID-19 vaccine in Africa. Also, they are the second-largest donor to the ACT Accelerator with a provision of 2.2 billion euros to date.
This support is going to the international vaccine platform COVAX.
Source: Daily Post