| 27 May 2024, Monday |

Yemen gets first batch of J&J COVID-19 vaccines

Yemeni Health Ministry revealed that it has received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines made by Johnson & Johnson on Sunday, including roughly 151,000 doses.

The poor country, where health infrastructure has been devastated by six years of war, received 360,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in March through COVAX.

This shipment is the first batch of a total of 504,000 doses it is set to receive from the United States.

The single-dose vaccines arrived as the United Nations warned early this month that Yemen has administrated only one percent of the population, faces a third wave of COVID-19.

The disease has killed 1,450 people in areas controlled by the internationally-recognized government of Yemen based in Aden, out of a total 7,751 recorded infections.

Yemen is set to receive doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from COVAX next month.

  • Arab News