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22 Feb, 9 tweets, 2 min read

African countries that have started COVID19 vaccinations on different scales:

πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό Zimbabwe (Sinopharm)
πŸ‡©πŸ‡Ώ Algeria (Sputnik V)
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬ Egypt (Sinopharm)
πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ί Mauritius (AZ)
πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦ Morocco (Sinopharm, AstraZeneca)
πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ SA (J&J)
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨ Seychelles (Sinopharm, AZ)
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό Rwanda (Moderna)
Zimbabwe πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό

Started vaccination rollout Feb 18 using 200K Sinopharm doses donated by China. District centres start vaccinations today. Zim expects 600K more doses bought from Sinopharm early March, and more under COVAX and AU facilities
Algeria πŸ‡©πŸ‡Ώ

Algeria has started with 50,000 doses of Sputnik V sent from Russia. China has also donated 200,000 doses of Sinopharm to Algeria. 75,000 doses at Feb 19, via @OurWorldInData
Morocco πŸ‡²πŸ‡¦

Has delivered the most number of vaccines in Africa so far. Started vaccinations January 28 using both Sinopharm & AstraZeneca. 2.4 million doses done so far.
Egypt πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬

Egypt received first batch of Sinopharm vaccine in December, licensed for emergency use after tests conducted by Egyptian Drug Authority. Egypt started vaccinating medical staff on Jan 25.
SA πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

The world’s 1st country to use the single-shot Johnson & Johnson. SA was the first country in SADC to vaccinate. It is using J&J vaccines given as an observational study, and has ordered 9m doses. 15,388 vaccinations by Feb 21, as per SA Health Minister’s last update
Seychelles πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨

The country is using Sinopharm and AstraZeneca. Over 60K doses so far. The island has announced that tourists are now welcome, but only if they bring a certificate showing they have been vaccinated
Rwanda πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό

Rwanda has started its first phase of vaccination with a limited 1,000 Moderna doses β€œacquired through international partnership”. The country plans to expand vaccination through COVAX and AU facilities
Guinea πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³

On December 31, Guinea began vaccinating against COVID-19 with Sputnik V on an experimental basis. Guinea received only 55 doses of the vaccine from Russia

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