Namibia to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Namibia will soon receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine. The country has contributed to the Covax global COVID-19 vaccine distribution scheme co-led by the World Health Organization, and has appointed a team to prepare the necessary infrastructure to store and administer it in the country.

It is not clear yet which vaccine Namibia will receive.

The country does not currently have the facilities required to store the vaccine, as it needs to be kept at sub-zero temperatures. According to The Namibian, Pfizer’s vaccine needs to be kept at -70°C, and Moderna’s vaccine needs to be stored at -20°C.

Government said it will first implement all the requirements to successfully handle the vaccine. A date for the delivery of the vaccines have not been announced.

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Source: Getaway