Mozambique’s health minister has told the country’s parliament that the East African country could receive up to six million doses of coronavirus vaccines for its 30 million population.
Armindo Tiago said Mozambique was part of the global initiative, COVAX, which will allow the fast and equitable distribution of vaccines by the World Health Organization.
“From the calculations we have made, Mozambique would receive about six million doses of vaccine for the 20 percent of the current population estimated at 30 million.
“Currently the Ministry of Health is outlining the requirements and conditions for defining the groups to be vaccinated and also the process of the national vaccination strategy,” said Tiago.
The minister also urged the public to continue to comply with the prevention measures, even when vaccines are available.
He said the national health system has a sufficient stock of medicines and personal protective equipment for the coming months.