Netherlands hands over 75 000 doses AstraZeneca vaccines as donation to Namibia

Eileen van der Schyff

The United Kingdom of the Netherlands officially handed over 75 000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a donation to Namibia on Wednesday, 11 August 2021. The vaccines arrived in Namibia on Sunday, 8 August 2021.

The AstraZeneca doses have been dispatched to all regions across the country for administering pending second doses to over 68 000 people. The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), Esther Utjiua Muinjangue thanked the Netherlands government for the donations and said, “We look forward to continued engagement with EU member states to secure additional doses of vaccines, particularly to ensure that all persons at increased risk of Covid-19 infection and severe diseases, are fully vaccinated.”

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