Afghanistan received 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) on Sunday, the first to arrive in the country, as reported This is Money.
SII is producing the vaccine for mid- and low-income countries.
Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, head of the immunisation programme at the health ministry, said the doses would be stored in Kabul until the emergency authorisation was received.
"The (WHO) certification process is underway and hopefully it will be done in a week and we will start the vaccination process in all 34 provinces," Nazari added.
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