Russia has made available 300 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine to African countries, the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) said on Friday.Russia has proposed a financing package to the AU-led Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT), with the additional doses enabling Africa to attain its target immunisation of 60 per cent of the continent’s population, the AU said in a statement. AVATT has also secured 270 million doses from AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
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Click To Start Selling NowSputnik V vaccines will be available from May, said Africa CDC Director John The announcement comes a day after the centre said the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the African continent will begin next week, starting with the AstraZeneca vaccine in around 20 countries. So far, only seven countries on the continent have started COVID-19 vaccination, with Zimbabwe and Senegal expected to launch their immunisation campaigns shortly.