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Senegal became the first West African country to begin its coronavirus vaccination campaign after government officials, health workers and its health ministry receives shots of China’s Sinopharm in Dakar.

The West African country began its coronavirus vaccination campaign on Tuesday with 200,000 doses that it purchased from China’s Sinopharm, which it received last week.

Also Read : Senegal takes delivery of 200,000 China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Senegal is one of the first in the region to start vaccinating its population against COVID-19; as it has so far recorded over 33,099 cases and 814 deaths from the disease.

As a lower-middle-income country, Senegal is eligible for about 1.3 million vaccine doses for free through the first wave of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVAX programme which is yet to arrive in the country.

Earlier this month, Reuters reported that the Senegalese government paid a little over 2 billion CFA francs ($3.74 million) for the Sinopharm doses to kickstart its campaign.

Senegal’s health minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr said in a brief speech after receiving the vaccine that, as a sign of solidarity with other African nations, Senegal would give 10,000 doses of each of the vaccines to smaller neighbours like the Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

Senegal aims to inoculate about 90% of a targeted 3.5 million people, including health workers and high-risk individuals between the ages of 19 and 60, by the end of 2021. The country’s population is about 16 million.

Senegal became the first West African country to begin its coronavirus vaccination campaign after government officials, health workers and its health ministry receives shots of China’s Sinopharm in Dakar. The West African country began its coronavirus vaccination campaign on Tuesday with 200,000 doses that it purchased from China’s Sinopharm, which it received last week. Also Read : Senegal takes delivery of 200,000 China's Sinopharm vaccine Senegal is one of the first in the region to start vaccinating its population against COVID-19; as it has so far recorded over 33,099 cases and 814 deaths from the disease. As a lower-middle-income country, Senegal is eligible

As part of renewed efforts towards tackling the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic in its country, the Senegalese government has announced the delivery of 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines purchased from China’s Sinopharm. The country is also expecting the arrival of 1.3 million vaccine doses from the World Health Organization's (WHO) COVAX initiative. Speaking during a televised ceremony to mark the occasion, President Macky Sall said that the arrival of the vaccines marks the beginning of many more to come; as the country aims to inoculate around 90% of a targeted 3.5 million people, including health workers and high-risk individuals between the ages of

New Release: The African Economic Congress 2020 Report.