‘Made In India’ COVID-19 Vaccines Sent To Cote D’Ivoire

Mumbai: India on Thursday dispatched the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, a country in West Africa from Mumbai, Maharashtra.

India has been at the forefront of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and is providing vaccines to the world under ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiatives.

On 23 February, COVAX shipped 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/ Oxford vaccine, from the Serum Institute of India (SII) from Pune, India to Accra, Ghana, arriving on the morning of 24 February. The arrival in Accra is the first batch shipped and delivered in Africa by the COVAX Facility as part of an unprecedented effort to deliver at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021.