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Namibia opens bids for supply of COVID-19 vaccines

Christian Fernsby |
Namibia on Monday said it is going ahead with a plan to procure COVID-19 vaccines through suppliers.

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Topics: NAMIBIA   

The country's Ministry of Health and Social Services Public Relations Office called on all companies willing to assist in procuring COVID-19 vaccines to submit their bids.

The Ministry of Health said the bidding process is being held in accordance with the country's public procurement policy, adding that Namibia aims to vaccinate between 60 percent and 80 percent of the population in order to achieve the required level of herd immunity.

"The allocation of vaccines for Namibia from the COVAX facility will only cover 20 percent of the Namibian population. This means that we have to source the remaining 60 percent of our vaccine requirements from other sources," the ministry said.

According to the ministry, the invitation for bids includes those that have shown interest in vaccine supplies such as Russian and Indian providers.

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