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Ethiopia launches a COVID-19 vaccination campaign targeting the 12 years and above population

On 16 November 2021, the Federal Ministry of Health (MoH) launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign aiming to vaccinate people aged 12 years and above.

The Ministry has deployed over 28,000 vaccinators and more than 6.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the campaign, namely, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, and Pfizer-BioNTech.  These vaccines will be used for the campaign together with vaccines that had been deployed earlier.  Only Pfizer-BioNTech will be administered to the 12-18 years age group in 62 cities, while the other vaccines will be administered to those aged 18 years and older across the country in all accessible regions, zones and districts. 

Several health and immunization partners, including WHO, UNICEF, AMREF, Resolve to Save Lives Fund, Save the Children, PATH, USAID, Alive & Thrive, Clinton Health Action Initiative, and Johns Hopkins University, are supporting this campaign.

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