Mozambique raises concerns over Covid jabs’ expiry

Mozambique’s health minister has expressed concern over the issue of African countries receiving Covid vaccines shortly before their expiration date.

Armindo Tiago says this is a problem in the management of health systems as it imposes an urgent need to vaccinate many people in a very short time.

Dr Tiago told a virtual meeting of health ministers of the southern African regional bloc Sadc that the issue also compromises the effectiveness of the vaccination campaigns.

Vaccine availability and the reception of vaccines in minimal quantities also

The minister has called for member countries to act collectively and plan jointly in the fight against Covid-19.

Less than 2% of the continent’s population have so far received a Covid jab.

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