Ivory Coast 2nd country to receive COVID vaccines via COVAX

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast has become the second country in the world to receive a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX initiative. It has received 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India. The vaccines are part of the first wave of COVID-19 vaccines sent by COVAX, which was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have fair access to doses. The first COVAX shipment was sent to Ghana on Wednesday, marking the beginning of what has been called the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history.