First doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Afghanistan from India - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • 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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