200,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the Chinese firm Sinopharm were sent on the evening of April 11 to Cameroon. They will be used to start the first phase of vaccination.
Cameroon has received a donation of 200,000 doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 developed by the Chinese firm Sinopharm, Cameroonian public television announced on April 11. The 200,000 doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine will be used to launch the first phase of a vaccination plan by administering them in two injections to 100,000 people.
“The government encourages the populations and in particular the priority targets (…) to be vaccinated when the time comes”, the Minister of Health, Malachie Manaouda, wrote on April 9 in a press release. Cameroon, a country of about 26 million inhabitants, is officially one of the most affected in Central Africa by the epidemic, with 61,700 cases recorded for 919 deaths. Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, bordering Cameroon, have received doses of Sinopharm and have already launched their vaccination campaign.