Niger receives its third batch of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility
Niger received today the second batch of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines, donated by the US Government
NIAMEY (Niger), 29 July 2021 - Niger received today the second batch of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines, donated by the US Government, at the international airport of Niamey, bringing the total to 302,400 doses. Supplying these vaccines is part of the US’ commitment to provide at least 25 million doses to Africa, in coordination with CDC Africa and the African Union.
This is the third batch Niger has received through the COVAX Facility. In April 2021, a total of 355,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines were shipped by COVAX to Niger.
Thanks to global solidarity and cooperation, the world now has its clearest pathway yet to ending the acute stage of this pandemic, globally.
UNICEF & COVAX
As a key COVAX partner, UNICEF is leading the procurement and supply of vaccines and immunisation supplies (such as syringes and cold chain) to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries, building on our experience as the world’s largest provider of vaccines. We are also responsible for ensuring that countries are ready and prepared to receive and deliver the vaccines. This includes working with governments to strengthen and prepare supply chains within countries, training health workers to handle the vaccines, building trust in vaccines by engaging with communities, and addressing misinformation and other barriers.