The Ministry of Health said it will start vaccination against COVID-19 on Saturday, March 14, 2021.
Ethiopia received 2.2 million doses of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines under the global COVAX scheme last Sunday.
The country has announced plan to vaccinate 20% of its population against the pandemic by the end of 2021.
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths from the virus is increasing rapidly in the country.
Ethiopia has so far reported 168, 335 COVID-19 cases, with 139, 532 recoveries and 2,451 deaths.