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US to send first COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. will begin making its first COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa in the coming days, with the ultimate goal of sharing 25 million doses this summer across the continent in partnership with the African Union.The first donated doses will be sent to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Burkina Faso, said State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter, with the U.S.

working with the COVAX global vaccine alliance. In all, doses will eventually go to 49 African countries.According to the White House, Djibouti and Burkina Faso will each receive 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine, while Ethiopia will receive 453,600."The United States has partnered with Sub-Saharan Africa’s nations for decades, working alongside.

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