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500,000 COVID-19 vaccines donated by Ireland arrive in Nigeria

Christian Fernsby |
A consignment of 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines donated by Ireland arrived in Nigeria.

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This is the first consignment of vaccines donated by Ireland through the COVAX facility.

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, noted that this is Ireland’s second significant vaccine donation in recent months following the recent delivery to Uganda.

Minister Donnelly said: "Following Ireland’s recent direct donation of over 300,000 vaccines to Uganda, I welcome the first deliveries of vaccine doses donated through the COVAX process. This significant donation of 500,000 vaccines to Nigeria represents Ireland’s continued commitment to universal access to COVID-19 vaccines and their fair and equitable distribution as we work together to bring this global pandemic under control."


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