Senegal begins vaccinating against coronavirus with doses from China

Senegal began its coronavirus vaccination campaign on Tuesday with 200,000 doses that it purchased from China's Sinopharm, which it received on February 17. 

The first shots were given to government ministers and health workers at the health ministry in the capital, Dakar. The West African country is one of the first in the region to start vaccinating its population against COVID-19. It has so far recorded over 33,099 cases and 814 deaths from the disease.

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