COVID-19 vaccination in Angola

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COVID-19 vaccination in Angola is an ongoing immunisation campaign against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in response to the ongoing pandemic in the country.

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COVID-19 vaccination in Angola
DateMarch 10, 2021 (2021-03-10) – present
Location Angola
Motive COVID-19 pandemic in Angola

As of 15 June 2021, Angola has administered 1,314,375 doses of vaccines. [1] [2] 822,109 people with the first dose and 492,266 people fully vaccinated. [3] [4] Angola began their vaccination program shortly after receiving their first shipment of Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine in early March 2021. [5] [6]

Background

Vaccines on order

VaccineOrderedReceivedApprovalDeployment
Sputnik V Green check.svg YesGreen check.svg Yes
Oxford–AstraZeneca 2,177,000624,000Green check.svg YesGreen check.svg Yes
Sinopharm BIBP Green check.svg YesDark Red x.svg No
Pfizer 100,6020Dark Red x.svg NoDark Red x.svg No
Sputnik Light Green check.svg YesDark Red x.svg No

History

Timeline

March 2021

On 2 March 2021, Angola received its first shipment of 624,000 of Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine courtesy of COVAX. [7]

Mass vaccination started on 10 March. [8] By the end of the month 111,230 vaccine doses had been administered.

April 2021

Angola received 495,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine which the Democratic Republic of Congo had been unable to use before the expiry date. [9]

As of 23 April 2021, Angola had administered a total of 456,349 doses. [10] By the end of the month 513,000 persons had received an inoculation. [11] [12]

May 2021

On 30 May, Angola received 25,000 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine donated by Russia. [13] [14]

By the end of the month 1.75 million doses had been administered, including 294,577 second doses. [15] [16]

June 2021

On 1 June, Angola received 100,620 doses of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine purchased through COVAX. [15]

On 29 June, the Health Minister announced that due to a shortage of vaccine doses, first doses would be suspended until further notice while second doses would continue to be administered. [17]

By the end of the month, 1.5 million vaccine doses had been administered.

July 2021

By the end of the month, 1.7 million vaccine doses had been administered.

August 2021

On 26 August, Angola received 185,000 doses of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine donated by Portugal, which has so far donated 370,000 vaccines to Angola. [18]

By the end of the month 1.9 million vaccine doses had been administered.

September 2021

On 27 September, Angola received 1.2 million doses of the Sinopharm BIBP vaccine through COVAX. [19]

By the end of the month 3.1 million vaccine doses had been administered.

October 2021

By the end of the month 6.2 million vaccine doses had been administered while 12% of the target population had been fully vaccinated.

Progress

Cumulative vaccinations

Progress Table

Jun 8, 20211,115,919
May 31, 2021909,215
May 26, 2021859,979
May 18, 2021681,502
May 12, 2021626,572
Apr 23, 2021456,349
Apr 19, 2021395,447
Apr 11, 2021245,442
Mar 29, 2021130,750
Mar 24, 202187,022
Mar 18, 202149,000,
Mar 8, 20216,169
Mar 5, 20210

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