News & Analysis: Vaccine access and delivery

COVID-19 shots to cost $3 to $10 under African Union vaccine plan

“African countries will pay between $3 and $10 per vaccine dose to access 270 million COVID-19 shots secured this month by the African Union (AU), according to a draft briefing on the plan prepared by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and provided to Reuters.”

via Reuters

Nigeria: Federal Government approves N10 billion for local vaccine production

“The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Finance, has announced the sum of N10 billion for the production of vaccines in Nigeria to fight COVID-19.”

via Moneyline

EAC states to get 39 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from AU

“East African Community members states are expected to receive some 39 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the African Union (AU), which has secured a deal to procure 270 million of the same for all member states.”

via The East African

Nigeria Vaccination Plan Seen as Unfeasible by Critics

“Nigeria wants to vaccinate as much as 40% of its population against the coronavirus in 2021, a government official said, in a plan that was described as unfeasible by a state governor and analysts.”

via Bloomberg

South Africa’s vaccine plan raises eyebrows ahead of launch

“South Africa’s government has started outlining its COVID-19 inoculation plans, despite not yet receiving a single vaccine dose, as it faces criticism over unrealistic targets and a lack of clarity.”

via France 24

African Union secures close to 300 million vaccine doses

“The 300 million doses are being secured independently of the global COVAX effort aimed at distributing COVID-19 vaccines to lower-income countries.”

via Associated Press

As the world moves on with inoculations, region’s vaccine strategy remains unclear

“As countries around the world that are already vaccinating their citizens against COVID-19 debate doses and time frames to protect efficacy, African countries are still struggling to come up with strategies, or not considering any at all.”

via The East African

African countries are turning to Russia, India, and China for COVID-19 vaccines despite skepticism

“As more African countries record the second wave of coronavirus infections, and some record novel and more infectious variants, African governments are turning toward COVID-19 vaccines produced by Russia, India, and China despite skepticism about some of these vaccines.”

via Quartz Africa

Which African Countries Will Get COVID-19 Vaccines in 2021, and from Where?

“The good news on vaccines is that a month ago, only 8 countries had put aside finance to ordering vaccines. Today, 21 countries have pre-ordered vaccines, and we know for most of those countries how much they are ordering and from whom.”

via Development Reimagined

Mapping the long road to recovery

“A lack of reliable data about caseloads and causes of the death, even changes in the death rates, has led to sharp policy changes. Some countries are shutting down again, some are reopening.”

via Africa Confidential