The first batch will be delivered through the United Nations COVID-19 Vaccines mechanism (COVAX), which notified African countries that most of the doses were produced by AstraZeneca.
Moeti affirmed Africa has been marginalized in the distribution of vaccines so far. Therefore this first vaccination campaign is fundamental to ensure the continent's fair access to the vaccines.
The official also added that it is necessary to secure good storage conditions in order to guarantee a safe transfer of the vaccines from the receiving ports to health facilities. "We cannot afford to waste a single dose," she said.