As Seychelles revs up its vaccination campaign against COVID-19, the Indian Government donates 50,000 doses of the Oxford-Astra-Zeneca vaccine to Seychelles in a bid to help the country reach herd immunity as fast as possible.
The vaccines are produced in India by the Serum Institute
They came into the country by a special flight of the Indian air-force on Friday 22nd January.
Present at the Seychelles International airport to receive the consignment were the Indian High Commissioner to Seychelles, the Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism and the the Seychelles Minister for Health.
By the close of business on Friday 22nd January 2022, Seychelles had vaccinated around 17% of its population with the Sinopharm vaccine it received in December from the United Arab Emirates. This puts Seychelles high of the list of countries providing COVID vaccination coverage to their population.