Afghanistan begins Covid-19 inoculation amid surge in violence

Afghan health workers unload the first shipment of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Indian government, at Kabul airport on February 7. Inoculation begins today in the country. – EPA pic, February 23, 2021.

AFGHANISTAN launched a Covid-19 vaccination campaign today aimed at inoculating hundreds of thousands, as the war-weary nation reels from near-daily attacks by insurgents. 

Doctors, security personnel, and journalists were among the first volunteers to receive doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, donated earlier this month by India.  

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