ALL VACCINES SECURED HAVE NOW BEEN DELIVERED IN BOTSWANA-DR.NYANGA

BY SPECIAL REPORTER

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness welcomes members of the public from the festive season with the good news that all vaccines that Botswana had secured and purchased through various platforms have now been delivered in the country.
Over the festive season multiple deliveries of outstanding vaccine balances were made with the last consignment arriving in the country on 10 January 2022. 

The following are the vaccines that were procured and have now been fully delivered:

a. A total of 100 800 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine purchased through the COVAX facility.

b. A total of 500 000 doses of the Moderna vaccine purchased through a bilateral arrangement. The last consignment arrived on 31 December 2021.

c. More than 2 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine purchased through both COVAX and bilateral arrangements. All these doses have been delivered in the country. The last delivery was made on 10 January 2022.

d. Botswana had also purchased 100 000 doses of the COVAXIN vaccine from India. The vaccine was delivered in the country on 22 December 2022.

e. A total of 1, 346, 400 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine purchased through the AVAT facility. All these doses have also been delivered in the country. The last consignment was delivered on 24 December 2021.

f. Finally, Botswana had also purchased a total of 665 694 doses of the Sinovac vaccine through both the COVAX facility and through a bilateral arrangement. The last delivery was made in the country on 16 December 2021.

In addition to these doses that the Botswana Government purchased, some vaccine donations were also received from the People’s Republic of China, Republic of India, Federal Republic of Germany, United States of America, Republic of France, Republic of South Africa and the Moderna Company.

As a result, Botswana currently has more than 3 million doses of various COVID-19 vaccines in hand for vaccination of all Batswana and residents of this country aged 12 years and above. All eligible Batswana and residents of this country therefore, are urged to come for COVID-19 vaccination or if vaccinated, for booster shots, in any of our vaccination sites across the country.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully

[Signed] 

Dr Christopher Nyanga

For Permanent Secretary

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