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Namibia Covid Vaccination to Roll Out With AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine

Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after neighbor South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

The country is expected to receive doses of the shot as part of its program to immunize 60% of the population after the World Health Organization recommended its use, Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula told lawmakers on Wednesday.

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