Govt taps private sector for P590m vaccine shortfall

COVID-19 vaccine PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
COVID-19 vaccine PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

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Mmegi is informed that while government has secured vaccine arrangements with distributors such as Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and others which will fully vaccinate all eligible people, these supplies need to be paid for as and when they become available from the manufacturers.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, Professor Mosepele Mosepele, the chairperson of the Botswana COVID-19 Vaccine Committee said the entire vaccination effort, including securing doses, logistics and distribution, was estimated to cost P1.6 billion.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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