The African Union has announced that it intends to purchase up to 110m doses of the Moderna ARN vaccines in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic on the continent.
Moderna is prepared to deliver the first 15 million doses to Africa later this year as part of an agreement facilitated by the White House.
An additional 35 million doses will be delivered in the first quarter of 2022 and up to 60 million doses in the second quarter, reports said.
Moderna firm is also working on plans to build an mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility in Africa.
“We believe our vaccine can play an important role in addressing the needs of low-income countries given its combination of… efficacy against Covid-19, strong durability in the real-world evidence, and superior storage and handling conditions,” Stéphane Bancel, the chief executive of Moderna said in a statement .