Côte d’Ivoire is one of the first African countries to vaccinate with COVAX
28 February 2021
Côte d’Ivoire today, 28 February, became the second country in Africa to receive COVAX vaccine, that’s after Ghana. Our UN team on the ground is proud to have supported authorities in this effort.
The country has received more than half a million COVID-19 vaccine doses, which were transported across the world by UNICEF.
The UN Resident Coordinator, Philippe Poinsot, also welcomed the efforts of all partners who have contributed to this massive global and country-effort with meticulous planning around logistics, preparedness and distribution, backed by the UN family, committed to leave no one behind.
On Monday, 28 February, the vaccination will kick off, prioritizing health workers and other more exposed, at-risk groups. The UN team has repurposed over US $12 million to support Côte d’Ivoire to address the multiple impacts of the pandemic.